1 of 16 Instagram/Gabrielle Union
It's the bay of pigs. And seagulls. And Gabrielle Unions.
2 of 16 Instagram/Tracee Ellis Ross
Uhhh… Tracee? You think we can get some of that?
3 of 16 Instagram/Beyonce
Is the crowd cheering "U-S-A!" or "Be-yon-ce!"?
4 of 16 Instagram/Usher
And the Academy Award for Best New Friendship goes to…
5 of 16 Instagram/Solange
Solange sees the world through rainbow-colored glasses.
6 of 16 Instagram/Lupita Nyong'o
It's teatime for Lupita in the Kenyan savanna.
7 of 16 Instagram/June Ambrose
June and her daughter, Summer, bond at Kendrick Lamar's ESSENCE Fest performance.
8 of 16 Instagram/Devon Franklin
Smooches from the beautiful couple.
9 of 16 Instagram/Laverne Cox
Laverne gets up close and personal with the upcoming documentary Free CeCe, which focuses on violence against trans individuals of color.
10 of 16 Instagram/Kevin Hart
We feel like we're in a funhouse. It's an insta-illusion!
11 of 16 Instagram/Samira Wiley
Wake up, Sleepyhead (and Sleepyhead's dog)!
12 of 16 Instagram/Azealia Banks
Everyone needs a travel buddy, even Azealia Banks.
13 of 16 Instagram/Jussie Smollett
We have so much love for these Empire co-stars.
14 of 16 Instagram/Yara Shahidi
Cute pajamas make early wake-up calls that much easier.
15 of 16 Instagram/Kelly Rowland
Kelly had some company in NOLA during our ESSENCE Fest.
16 of 16 Instagram/Oprah Winfrey
When Oprah says she's having a 4th of July barbecue, she means it.
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