The Essence Festival is well underway in New Orleans.
As most of you know, over the weekend, A-listers hit the nation’s capital for BET Honors. This year’s show, hosted by Gabrielle Union, honored T.D. Jakes, Chaka Kahn, Halle Berry, Lisa Leslie, and Clarence Avant. The pre-recording show (which includes performances by Alicia Keys, Brandy, Erykah Badu, Mint Condition and friends) airs February 11, 2013. In the meantime, peep some of the performance and backstage pix.
Sunday evening, artists hit up the Shrine Auditorium stage, for VH1’s annual ‘VH1 Divas’ show. Hosted by Adam Lambert, artists paid homage to musical geniuses like the late Michael Jackson, Donna Summers and Whitney Houston. Check out the performances and chime in on whether they pulled their tributs off.