1 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images
ESSENCE Festival Headliner Beyoncé performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2 of 12 Steve Mack/FilmMagic
Iman attends the 2013 Matrix Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.
3 of 12 Splash News
Alicia Keys and son Egypt have a beach day at The Cove Beach in the Bahamas.
4 of 12 Noel Vasquez/Getty Images
This year, funny man Kevin Hart had everyone laughing with his keep-it-real comedy. The star and executive producer of the BET's hit series Real Husband's of Hollywood, took to the big screen with his third stand-up movie Let Me Explain where he talked divorce, friendships and family. If you would have him explain even more, he'd tell you his children, Heaven and Hendrix, are his greatest inspiration.
5 of 12 Michael Rowe
Laura Mvula stops by ESSENCE to promote the U.S. debut of her album, Sing To The Moon.
6 of 12 Kena Betancur/Getty Images
7 of 12 Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images
Kerry Washington visits the Young Hollywood Studio in Los Angeles, California.
8 of 12 D Dipasupil/Getty Images
Ciara visits 'U&A' at Music Choice in New York City.
9 of 12 Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Joan Smalls attends the Conde Nast Celebrates Editorial Excellence: Toast To Editors, Writers And Contributors in New York City.
10 of 12 Gregg DeGuire/WireImage
Melanie 'Mel B' Brown arrives at the 2013 NBC Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California.
11 of 12 Fredrick M. Brown/Getty Images
Vivica A. Fox attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' Pain & Gain at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.
12 of 12 Gregg DeGuire/WireImage
Nick Cannon arrives at the 2013 NBC Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California.
You may like
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!