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The legend is en route to her kingdom.
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What we wouldn't give to sandwich ourselves into this epic self.
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Common and Lance Gross are killing the ESSENCE scene with their dapper apparel!
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Keke Palmer gets ready to step on stage for the Empowerment Experience.
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We wonder who bumped into who.
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Sybrina Fulton talks about her "Mothers on a Mission" foundation at the Empowerment Experience.
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The power trio has arrived.
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Jussie Smollett, Don Juan, and Carmon Cambrice snap a pic in front of the Convention Center.
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Sevyn Streeter and Laurieann Gibson perfecting a selfie, Sevyn says, “Gwoooorrrrllll we gotta find da light.”
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The OWN powerhouses reunite in our VIP area.
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Adrian Marcel and Lunell are having fun in the Big Easy!
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Lil Durk posts "Kicking off #EssenceFest weekend with @SamsungMobileUSA #GalaxyLife"
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Cynthia Bailey discusses her relationship with her daughter, Noelle Robison.
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Monica and Shannon Brown are so couple. Can you say, "relationship goals!"
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Common says, "I was honored to be able to present @directher with a much deserved award. #365blackawards #essencefest"
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Garcelle wears Bourbon Street well.
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Yara Shahidi giving her best pre game face before speaking at the Convention center.
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A singer and a comedienne walk into the Superdome...
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New Orleans rapper Dee-1 being interviewed by @essencemag in the French Quarter.
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Vanessa Simmons arrives to the Essence Fest entrance saying, “Hey New Orleans.”
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Deitrick Haddon posts, “Great day at #Essencefest supporting the kids @stjude @carmtrip”
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One legend comes face to face with another legend.
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Common teases fans with a quick snap of him warming up before his Saturday night show.
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Girl power! Shanice and Estelle strike a pose.
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Love to see a praying man!
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Justine Skye having some backstage fun.
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Before the magic happened.
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Alesha Love participates in ESSENCE Fest's Day of Service with her beau.
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These two look like they're having a good time.
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Luenell is ready to turn up for ESSENCE Fest with her bodyguard by her side.
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Angela Simmons graces her Instagram followers with a beautiful smile, “Happy Girl ! New Orleans ! Essence festival ! I'm here! #samsung.”
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