Wherever there’s a good cause, there’s a time to celebrate and some of our favorites were out and about in full force at this week’s 4th
Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert
Co-owned by music icon Jay Z
, Tidal’s commitment is to create a more sustainable model for the music industry, in addition to upholding charitable causes. This year, the company’s annual charity event set its sights on criminal justice reform across the country, with 100 percent of net ticket proceeds being donated to non-profit organizations such as #Cut50, Innocence Project and the Equal Justice Initiative
. Performers included Teyana Taylor, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill, The Lox with Lil’ Kim and more.
While most kept their look casual for the star-studded charity concert, there was certainly no shortage of head-turning looks on the carpet. In between weighing in on the importance of supporting the charitable causes aligned with the event, a few familiar faces also chatted with ESSENCE about just how much time went into creating their looks for the evening.
Watch the video above to hear a little of what they had to say and then keep scrolling to check out our red carpet gallery to see who’s fit was on fire!
Angela Rye glams it up in lavender
Angie Martinez rocks a neon-pink sequin dress with an acid yellow YSL bag
Snoh Aalegra stuns in a velvet dress
Anderson Paak protests in camo-print on the carpet
Meek Mill rocks Fendi and ice on the carpet
Draya Michele’s checkered overcoat keeps her warm on the carpet
BlocBoy JB stunts in Gucci for the event
Arin Ray chills out in olive earth tones for the event
Elle Varner does high-end denim for the event
Jon Baptiste dresses classic for the carpet
Queen Naija and her baby bump look stunning on the carpet