Here are some great photographs from the three-day event that was live streamed with Harlem man Puff Daddy (above) performing in a big puffy oversized Yankee jacket and pin stripes at the Superdome as part of the Essence Festival 2016 in New Orleans, LA.
Here are more photographs from the event:
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Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca, Iyanla Vanzant, and Oprah Winfrey inspirational words. Other performances included Mariah Carey, Jeremih, Charlie Wilson, Maxwell, New Edition, Tyrese, Lalah Hathaway, and more.
Photo credit: 1) Performer. 2) Judith Hill performs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images). 3) Larry Graham and Ashling “Biscuit” Cole perform a Prince Tribute onstage at 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented by Coca Cola at the Louisiana Superdome on July 3, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)