Beyonce Knowles took over the final night of the Essence Music Festival Sunday night at the New Orleans Superdome. Celebs and fans were packed to sold-out capacity in the Superdome with over 70,000 people there to watch Mrs. Carter do what she does best.
Bey was spotted leaving her dressing room on her way to the stage with nephew Julez backstage at the Superdome, the same place where she rocked the stage at the 2013 Superbowl.
And rock the stage she did. She twirled through her almost 2 hour performance from her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, and even had her celeb fans like Brandy were standing up in their seats:
Former D-Childer groupmate Michelle Williams was there to support her girl.
And folks like Bern Nadette Stanis, Shaunie O'Neal, Andrea Kelly, Nicole Murphy, Bridget Kelly and more were there in VIP watching.
Earlier in the night TGT -- Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank -- took the main stage. And honestly, they could have just done one of the super lounges, but we guess they're really trying to make this group happen.
Janelle Monae went on right before Bey.
"Hollywood Exes" co-stars Andrea & Nicole had some fun in VIP. Season 2 of their show premieres tonight on VH1.
So did Roland Martin, Bobby Brown, and Doug E. Fresh.
Photographer Derek Blanks and MC Lyte posed it up in VIP.
Yes...the man right chere! Mystikal popped up out of the blue in his hometown for the Essence festivities.
Kenya Moore kept it pretty in red...and likely was taking hand written notes on Bey's performance so she can perform it for some side hustle money. Since she gets mistaken for her so much and all. Gotta love that Kenya!
"LAHH ATL" star Ariane Davis was spotted backstage.
And Bridget Kelly, rocking a sexy body con dress, posed it up with Shaunie O'Neal and Marsha Ambrosius. By the way, Shaunie recently confirmed "Basketball Wives" will be back on VH1 August 19th.
Fab times indeed!
Photos: Brandy's IG, Chris Mitch/CME3000/Beyonce's Tumblr