Music festival Essence Fest is happening this July Fourth weekend in New Orleans, but Alpine, New Jersey rapper Lil’ Kim, who was on the original lineup, won’t be in attendance due to “unfulfilled business obligations.” She told People of not being able to join her fellow Bad Boy Records family, including Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, “I was looking forward to it. I’m so disappointed and sad about that.”
New Jersey fashion influencer and blogger Heygorjess (Jessica Franklin) is also living it up at Essence Fest.
In addition to music, reality TV fans are well represented with talks on Saturday by Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, while Oprah Winfrey will also speak Saturday afternoon.
— Phaedra Parks, Esq. (@PhaedraParks) July 2, 2016
— ESSENCE Festival (@essencefest) July 2, 2016