So despite the madness of traveling on a holiday weekend AND the madness of traveling to New Orleans for Essence Fest Weekend, it was quite the experience!! I saw more celebrities just in the airport than i’ve ever seen anywhere else! New Orleans, is a city unlike any other in the country! It is still very obvious they are working to recover the city from the horror that was Hurricane Katrina, but Essence Fest definitely helps to bring the city back to life!! Here are some pics from my trip. I stopped by the Carol’s Daughter pop-up store event with Trey Songz and Selita Ebanks and chatted up with my girls from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes and Cynthia, the unofficial housewives, Lawrence and Derek J, and the husbands (FINNNE) Peter, Greg, and Ne Ne’s youngest son. But you know what was odd?! Greg and NeNe were together!! Remember, they are suppose to be completely done and getting a divorce!!! I think some reconciliation is going on!! I guess NeNe couldnt give up all that geriatric loving old daddy Greg was giving out!! I saw Lawrence at the airport. I was on my paparazzi steez! LOL I even saw Thelma from Good Times in the convention center signing autographs!! love her!!!lol
The other pics are from the amazing concerts over the weekend at the home of the New Orleans Saints, The SuperDome. I will say Chaka Kahn tore the house down! Kanye West put on a historic, epic performance Saturday night, and the grand finale on Sunday with Kem, Trey Songz, New Edition, and Mary J. Blige gave me liffffffffffffe!! It was dozens of other performances all over the place and the weekend was sealed with a firework showdown over the Mississippi River! Such an awesome experience!