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Romeo Miller made his first public appearance since the news of the death of his 29-year-old sister Tytyana Miller, at the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture on Friday. From the Essence Wealth & Power stage, Miller, fellow panelists Lori Harvey and AT&T executive Michelle Jordan discussed ways to help advance Black representation in business. The 32-year-old entertainer also shared special words of wisdom for Black leaders who […]

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds has recorded with a who’s who of female artists, including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan, and the 12-time Grammy winner loves how female singers have become more sure of themselves over the years. Earlier this week, he announced his first new solo album in seven years, an all-female project titled Girl’s Night Out. The legendary singer/composer/producer […]

Noam Galai/WireImage Wyclef Jean is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his 1997 debut solo album, The Carnival, by performing a concert over the holiday weekend that will be livestreamed. The three-time Grammy winner’s show on Sunday, July 3, will be streamed live on the Amazon Music channel, on Twitch and on the Amazon Music app at 9 pm ET from the Toulouse Theatre in New Orleans. “When […]

Blazing new tracks for the Independence Day weekend: Cardi B featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk, “Hot S***” — After a week of teasing, Cardi B’s new song, “Hot S***,” arrived on Friday, featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk. In typical Cardi fashion, the track oozes confidence as she raps the chorus,”Oof (Oof), checks comin’ fast, I’m like swoosh (Swoosh) […]

Jamia Pugh Day two of the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture began at the Essence Eats booth with a cooking demo by New York’s chef JJ Johnson, who was joined by P-Valley actress Brandee Evans. Together they prepared a salmon dish using plant-based cheese — inspired by a favorite at Johnson’s rice bowl restaurant, Field Trip — and discussed the importance of healthy eating in the Black […]

ABC Cardi B dropped her much anticipated new track “Hot S***” featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk on Friday; her first single since “Up” in February 2021. The Grammy winner admits she’s so nervous about the song, she needs to do something to calm down. “I don’t even know what’s going on. Maybe I need to smoke weed again,” she told Zane […]

MARIA ALEJANDRA CARDONA/AFP via Getty Images This week, Travis Scott announced his first ticketed performance since the November 2021 Astroworld tragedy in Houston, and now, he’s making his comeback in the fashion world. After indefinitely postponing the launch of the Houston rapper’s Cactus Jack collection following the festival — which resulted in 10 deaths — Dior has announced […]

Kevin Mazur/WireImage TJ Jackson has some news for Michael Jackson fans — his uncle is next in getting the biopic treatment. Daily Mirror caught up with TJ, the son of Tito Jackson, and he said a Michael Jackson movie is “going to happen.” If TJ could have any input, he would hope the biopic focuses solely on his uncle’s musical accomplishments […]

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images Nicki Minaj is headlining the Essence Festival of Culture Friday night in New Orleans, and she is bringing more flavor to the Big Easy this weekend with the launch of her Rap Snacks chips. Named after the “Motorsport” rapper, fans at the festival will have the first opportunity to taste her Barbie-Que Honey Truffle Potato Chips. Rap Snacks […]

Essence Festival of Culture returned to New Orleans on Thursday, kicking off with a press conference featuring the Essence leadership team and top festival partners. Host Toya Wright and moderator Pauline Malcolm–Thornton, Essence chief revenue officer, were joined by sponsors to provide a glimpse of the hundreds of events and experiences taking place at the four-day festival. Emphasizing this year’s theme of “It’s […]