ESSENCE Fest Performers Rock the BET Awards Red Carpet

The 2015 ESSENCE Festival® is days away and our performers are ready to take over New Orleans with their biggest fans.  But before they make their way to NOLA, a few of our most celebrated performers hit the red carpet at the BET Awards in Los Angeles to show up and show out.  

In honor of our big week, we wanted to gather a round up of a few of our favorite performers of this year.  If you don't have a ticket yet, you are in luck!  Single Night Tickets are still available, now.

Gia Peppers Jun, 29, 2015

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ESSENCE FEST performer Sevyn Streeter took selfies with excited fans on the red carpet at the BET Awards.  Maybe after her performance on Saturday, July 4th, you can get one of your own.

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ESSENCE FEST veteran performer Doug E. Fresh is ready to make sure you have an amazing time all weekend long as he performs in the Superlounge and keeps you pumped on the Mainstage.

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ESSENCE FEST's show-closing headliner, Kendrick Lamar, walked away with an award last night for the 'Best Male Hip Hop Artist.'  With his talent and lyrics, we couldn't agree more.

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ESSENCE FEST super lounge fave Sevyn Streeter rocked a bright pink gown and a gorgeous smile.  We have a feeling it was caused by her boyfriend and rap star, B.O.B.

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ESSENCE FEST speaker Jussie Smollett gave a powerful perfomance, encouraging the BET audience to “Let the Supreme Court ruling be proof of how far we have come. Let the deaths of sisters and brothers be proof of how far we have to go. No one is free until we are all free." 

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ESSENCE FEST fave Elle Varner had fun on the red carpet, blowing kisses to the camera in a visor and a curve-hugging dress.

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ESSENCE FEST performer Jazmine Sullivan showed us her sexy side in this white dress and beach-ready hair.  Can't wait to see her perform in our All-Star Tribute to Kim Burrell.

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ESSENCE FEST performer Wale rocked his own style on the red carpet, looking cool and comfortable just like his music. 

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We made an exception for one of our favorite alums, Janelle Monae.  Though she is not performing with us this year, we can never pass up on her beauty. 

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ESSENCE FEST performer Lecrae hit up the red carpet in a white designer tee and posed to thank God.  We can't wait to see his performance on Thursday, July 2.