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Celebrities mixed and mingled with the masses at the Essence Music Festival this weekend!

New Orleans was the place to be this weekend as the city hosted Essence’s epic music fest. Brandy, LL Cool J, Tamia and Beyoncé all hit the stage for the weekend-long event. Meanwhile, Faith Evans, Trina Braxton, Nicole Murphy and Kein Hart also popped in to take in all the sights and sounds as well.

Flip through the slideshow to see who else came through and look out for video of Brandy’s performance!

Photos: 2013 Essence Music Festival  was originally published on

1. Brandy performs “Best Friend” and “Baby”

2. LL Cool J – “Doin’ It”

3. Kevin Hart answers questions for Trey Songz

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