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7.5.2008

2008 Essence Music Festival: Day 1

Solange Knowles with son Daniel Julez Smith at the first day of the 2008 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Watch our interview with Solange on Rap-Up TV.

Rihanna, Chris Brown, Kanye, and more below.

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Rihanna made an appearance at the festival.

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Rihanna’s beau Chris Brown performed “Forever.”

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Solange Knowles

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Birthday girl D. Woods dressed in red, white, and blue.

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TLC’s Chilli and J. Holiday

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Solange with Bow Wow

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Kanye West hit the stage.