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Queen Latifah to perform with Missy Elliott at Essence Festival


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 MaMC Lyte and Nikki D. They join a Saturday lineup which includes Mary J. Blige and Xscape.

The festival opens on July 6 with Erykah BaduJill ScottSnoop DoggMiguel, and Ledisiperforming on the main stage. The three-day event closes on Sunday July 8 featuring Janet JacksonFantasia, and Teddy Riley with SWV, Blackstreet, and Guy.

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