Celebrity Photos of the Week: ESSENCE Festival 2018 Edition

Essence Jul, 07, 2018

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Teyana Taylor and Naturi Naughton attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell both pose for photos during the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Yvonne Orji attends the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Y'lan Noel poses for a photo during the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Amandla Stenberg speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Queen Latifah and Vivica A. Fox reunite at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Regina Hall speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Queen Latifah and ESSENCE Ventures CEO, Richelieu Dennis pose together at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Robin Thede is all smiles at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Snoop Dogg poses with fans at the 2018 Essence Festival presented in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles and Holly Robinson Peete attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Stephan James, KiKi Layne, Regina King and Barry Jenkins attend 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Movie Cast and Filmmakers at Essence Festival 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Simone I. Smith and Holly Robinson Peete attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Mary J. Blige and Simone Smith pose for a selfie with Heart & Soul hosts Cayman Kelly and Michel Wright on stage during the SiriusXM's Heart & Soul Channel Broadcasts from Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Angela Rye and Mary J. Blige speak onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Remy Ma attends the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Jussie Smollett and H.E.R. pose for a photo during the SiriusXM's Heart & Soul Channel Broadcasts from Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Joan Smalls attends the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Remy Ma speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Loni Love and Tamela Mann attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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LeToya Luckett attends the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Mary J. Blige and Simone Smith and Regina King pose for a photo during the SiriusXM's Heart & Soul Channel Broadcasts from Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Regina King takes a selfie with a fan at 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Movie Cast and Filmmakers at Essence Festival 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Nicole Mitchell Murphy and Lance Gross attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ledisi attends the 2018 Essence Festival presented By Coca-Cola - Day 1in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Tarana Burke speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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H.E.R. poses for a photo during the SiriusXM's Heart & Soul Channel Broadcasts from Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Regina King is all smiles at the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Naturi Naughton attends the 2018 Essence Festival presented By Coca-Cola - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Lance Gross and Mack Wilds attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Mary J. Blige and Simone Smith pose for a photo during the SiriusXM's Heart & Soul Channel Broadcasts from Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Barry Jenkins, Regina King and Russell Hornsby attend 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Movie Cast and Filmmakers at Essence Festival 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Maxine Waters speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Kim Whitley and Lena Waithe live their best life at the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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MC Lyte attends the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Remy Ma and Meek Mill attend the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Regina Hall attend the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Al Sharpton and Meek Mill attend the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Vivica A. Fox attends the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Kofi Siriboe attends the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Niecy Nash attend the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Rocsi Diaz and Luke James attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Teddy Riley and Jermaine Dupri attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Mona Scott-Young attends the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Lance Gross and Tisha Campbell-Martin attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Leanne "Lelee" Lyons, Tamara Johnson-George, and Coko aka R&B trio SWV attend the 2018 Essence Festival - Day 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Teddy Riley and Jussie Smollett attend the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola - Day 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana.