See what celebrities wore to the 2022 Essence Festival

With headliners like “It’s the Black Joy for Me” and Janet Jackson and Nicki Minaj as themes, the 2022 Essence Festival Black-Girl provided magic, passionate music and head-turning celebrity style. Minaj made her inaugural debut on the Essence stage on Friday, July 2, a plunging bra top designed with two midsection cutouts in a formfiting black velvet catsuit. Meanwhile, on the stage at the Louisiana Superdome, Jackson returns covered in sequins after a black jumpsuit. The speakers were just as stylish, with Laurie Harvey appearing on stage in a denim-on-denim look with a cropped jacket and blue jeans. She styled it with a silky purple headscarf and burgundy heels

Other performers include Ashanti, who charmed the crowd with the sheer insertion of a hot-pink, off-the-shoulder catsuit, followed by a blazer-style bodysuit, with the black lace brat underneath exposed. She also added a gold belt to her second look, as well as black gloves, big sunglasses and thigh-high boots – taking matrix-inspired fashion to cool heights. Lil ‘Kim illuminates the stage in a black torn bodysuit, complete with a designer belt. The iconic rapper has paired it with a stunning lilac cropped jacket, featuring beads and embroidery. She stuck to the ornate theme with black knee-high boots wrapped in colorful beads.

The four-day festival highlights Black Excellence with a career-enhancing panel and a busy schedule filled with musical and comedy performances, all while highlighting black-owned businesses. Other notable participants, speakers and performers included vice-presidents Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Lauren Hill, Marcy Martin and Janelle Mona.

Read on to see who was present at the popular cultural event and what they wore.

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