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ESSENCE FEST DAY 2 ROUNDUP: Solange, Trey Songz, Tamia, Meagan Good, Wale, Keyshia Cole & MORE Hit The W Day Party, The Superdome, & More

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Solange Knowles, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole and more took over the Superdome during Day 2 of the 2013 Essence Festival last night.  We've got the pics, plus everybody who hit up the day party and afterparties...


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Solo Star made her way to the Superdome just one day ahead of her sis' main stage performance.

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Trey Songz hit the mainstage...shirtless.


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Keyshia Cole did her best to rock the stage.


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And she was spotted around the Superdome with a few of our fave R&B chicks--Deborah Cox, Tamia and Kelly Price.

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A sparkling Charlie Wilson worked it out.

Over in the press room:


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Keyshia Cole and Bridget Kelly snapped some pics.

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And Kevin Hart, Trey Songz & James Harden kept it extra silly.


In the VIP lounge:

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Reality stars Kenya More, Shaunie O'Neal and Lil Mo all chilled out with friends.

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Estelle was spotted walking around catching some performances.

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Erika Liles posed it up with Chef Roble.

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MC Lyte was spotted around the Dome.

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Hey Kym Whitley.

And in the superlounges:

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Faith Evans, rocking her pink Jimmy Choos, had the Superdome lounge packed out, and even had fellow "R&B Diva" Kelly Price come up to sing with her.

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And New Edition hit the press room after taking over the stage 6 strong.  By the way, they had the entire Superdome losing their minds.  They've still got it...


Celebs also hit up the Essence Day Party at the W Hotel in full force yesterday afternoon:

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Fab chick Bridget Kelly was there to sing the hook on Wale's song for his "Bad" performance.

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Lance was there looking yummy in red.

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Wale posed it up with Brandy.

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And hubby & wife Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin were spotted chatting up all the gospel artists.

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And "Hollywood Exes" stars Nicole Murphy & Andrea Kelly had some fun there.

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And Estelle also took the stage to perform.


Back at the Convention Center, the Hollywood panel for the Verizon Wireless booth took place with Jill Scott, Kevin Hart, Laz Alonso & Will Packer:

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Brandy was spotted around the Convention Center with her fiance Ryan Press, who everyone believes looks way too much like Laz.  And this pic proves it:

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She also caught up with her girl Niecy Nash.


And at Kevin Hart's b-day bash/Essence afterparty, he kicked it with Trey Songz:

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And D-Nice hung out with Maxwell before the "Fire We Make" singer jetted off to Atlanta.


The YBF is on the scene!  Follow us on Twitter (@TheYBF) for up to the minute updates, pics & videos LIVE from the 2013 Essence Festival!

Photos: WeTV's IG/Brandy's IG/DJ D-Nice's IG/Chris Mitchell/Essence.com/Keyshia's IG/TheYBF.com/Chris Mitchell / CME 3000



I'm so happy for Brandy and

I'm so happy for Brandy and that Tall Kool Glass of Water she is engaged too.
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There's Wale! As usual,

There's Wale! As usual, looking like he from DC.
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Kenya is one beautiful

Kenya is one beautiful woman. That guy in a red shirt is hot!!! Brandy looks so happy and beautifully slim. I thought the two were bothers too! Brandy's fiancé and Laz.
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Uncle Charlie is MY kind of

Uncle Charlie is MY kind of sexy! Damn! And can sing too? Ut oh....look out now....lol. Old school talent rocks!
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Ooooh Jill, I need those

Ooooh Jill, I need those shoes!
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Jill Scott has really been

Jill Scott has really been stepping her "cookies up" (excuse me; I've been listening to a lot of Nicki Minaj lately). Bridget Kelly looks great (although I don't know who she is). Laz and Ryan are DEFINITELY twins and, if I had to choose the cuter twin, I would probably say Ryan so, congrats to Brandy for snagging that amazingly fine man!
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Jesus H Christ you are so

Jesus H Christ you are so funny you have me in tears laughing ,woww, and one more thing whats up with the Hollywood ex's ugly faces they are JACKED UPPPP MAN ))they suppose to look at they best not the low of lows very happy for brandy Norwood One of my favorite R&B singers I just hope everyone have fun and ((STAY SAFE
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You are truly blessed &

You are truly blessed & highly favored †
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What is gumbi singing n' why

What is gumbi singing n' why was she invited again?! Smhlol..*sips wine
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wow everybody looks

wow everybody looks amazing........ sunshinescloset
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Hollywood Exes should be

Hollywood Exes should be called hollywood ugly Exes

Brandy is UGLY!

Brandy is UGLY!
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You're UGLY! Hatin' ass

You're UGLY! Hatin' ass jealous bitch!
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What is that standing to the

What is that standing to the left of Nicole Murphy? Brandy's fiance and Laz Alonzo look like twins! Bridget Kelly, I'm seeing another Rihanna wannabe. Love, love, love Tamia. Wish she would make some new music.
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i wish that a City Garbage

i wish that a City Garbage Truck suddenly careened outta control & flew off the road launching itself into the levy dam...........
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Brandy's fiance and Laz are

Brandy's fiance and Laz are hot! They look like brothers! I did not think Brandy's fiance was cute but in the one picture above with Brandy he IS cute and Brandy looks happy! Happy for her.

Wow, I think Laz might have

Wow, I think Laz might have found his long lost brother! THey look like twins!

too bad the levys didnt break

too bad the levys didnt break and drown Solange outta the SuperDome...smh.......
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