Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for VH1 Save The Music Queen Latifah is bringing together a royal gathering of female MCs for this year’s Essence Festival.
The Queen will hit the stage on Saturday July 7 at the Superdome in New Orleans with her “Ladies First” show, named after her 1990 hit. It’ll feature Missy Elliott, Remy Ma, MC Lyte and Nikki D. They join a Saturday lineup which includes Mary J. Blige and Xscape.
The festival opens on July 6 with Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Miguel, and Ledisiperforming on the main stage. The three-day event closes on Sunday July 8 featuring Janet Jackson, Fantasia, and Teddy Riley with SWV, Blackstreet, and Guy.
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