Star Gazing: 7.7.12

Star Gazing: 7.7.12
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 07, 2012

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Ledisi performs onstage for Saturday’s ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Ledisi storms the stage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Malik Yoba poses for the cameras backstage at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage.

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ESSENCE.com Live Stage host Free takes a quick photo before hopping on stage.

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ESSENCE Music Festival performer Ledisi signs copies of her book Better Than Alright for fans.

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Tamar Braxton flashes her pearly whites for the cameras backstage at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage.

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Anthony Anderson and Tempestt Bledsoe, stars of NBC’s newest show Guys with Kids, enjoy the sights and sounds of the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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ESSENCE Music Festival host Nephew Tommy signs autographs for fans at the Convention Center.

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Tyrese is all business as he arrives to the Convention Center of the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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ESSENCE editor-in-chief Constance C.R. White and Congresswoman Maxine Waters at ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Cynthia Bailey chills in the VIP area at the Friday night EMF 2012 concert.

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Nicki Minaj performs at Le Zenith in Paris.

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LeBron James attends the Sprite Uncontainable Game Captain’s Event in Las Vegas.

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Jamie Foxx hosts his SiriusXM Foxxhole Radio Show live from Caesars in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Jill Scott performs on stage during North Sea Jazz Festival at Ahoy on July 6, 2012 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Kevin Hart celebrates his 33rd birthday at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Eva Marcille attends Kevin Harts birthday party.

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Michael Ealy attends Kevin Harts birthday party.

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Charlie Wilson closes out Friday evening of the ESSENCE Music Festival with a blast.

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Stephanie Mills performs in a ESSENCE Superlounge during the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival on Friday night.

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D’Angelo headlines Friday night at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Keyshia Cole performs on the main stage of the New Orleans Superdome on Friday night of the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Goapele performs in the ESSENCE Superlounge during the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival on Friday night.

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Trey Songz on the main stage on Friday night at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Sidra Smith, Tasha Smith and S. Epatha Merkerson were spotted backstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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NFL star Devin Thomas and Porshia Pryor enjoy a cute moment in VIP at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Girlfriend Confidential Denyce Lawton enjoys the fun and food backstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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NFL star Devin Thomas, his fianceé Porshia Pryor, along with LaToya Luckett enjoy the sights and sounds of the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Single Ladies Denise Vasi lounges backstage at ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Keshia Knight-Pulliams relaxes at the Luxe Lounge at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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LisaRaye McCoy enjoys the V.I.P. lounge at the ESSENCE Music Festival.