Star Gazing: 7.2.12

Star Gazing: 7.2.12
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 01, 2012

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D’Angelo performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Yolanda Adams arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Monica pays tribute to the late Whitney Houston during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Cissy Houston performs a tribute to her late daughter Whitney Houston during the 2012 BET Award in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival performer Estelle poses backstage after her performance at an Independence Day concert and fireworks display in Brooklyn.

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Jordin Sparks sings the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

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Usher performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival artist Melanie Fiona performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Vanessa Williams attends the 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Beverly Hills.

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Chaka Khan performs a tribute to Whitney Houston onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Mariah Carey pays tribute to Whitney Houston onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Brandy Norwood pays tribute to the late Whitney Houston during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Letoya Luckett arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival artist Tank with Ginuwine and Tyrese arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival artist Marsha Ambrosius arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Rihanna performs on stage during day 1 of the Kollen Festival at Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway.

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