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Brandy, Nicki Minaj, Christina Milian, The Wests, 50 Cent, Floyd, The Obamas, Karrueche & More Celebs Spent Their 4th Of July Like This....

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Celebs were all over the place on the 4th of July.  It's a time to relax, party and celebrate....and you know they don't need an excuse to do any of that.  Check out what Brandy, Nicki Minaj, 50 & Floyd, Karrueche, The Obamas and plenty more were up to on Saturday inside....

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Oh Onicka.  The Head Barb In Charge took it to Denmark yesterday to headline the Roskilde Festival.  It may have been Independence Day back in America, but chick stayed away from the stars and stripes and went with her other favorite "s" -- sheer.
 

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The "Anaconda" rapper donned a sheer catsuit with nothing but skin and booty underneath as she performed her hits for a crowd of 100,000 people.

We all know she's no stranger to flossing those ASSets, and we're sure it's all keeping her man Meek Mill happy...for those who believe they're a legit couple. 

Nicki told her fans on social media that her background dancers were trying to get her drunk at one of their birthday parties last night...but she wasn't having it.  Chick has too many stops, cities, and countries left to visit on this PinkPrint Tour.

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Speaking of rappers, 50 Cent chose to drink the day away while promoting his Effen Vodka on IG.  He also linked up with his on-again/off-again friend Floyd Mayweather saying, "The ORIGINAL Moneyteam."

He's a funny guy....

Over in Cali:

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Sanaa Lathan looked flawlessly gorgeous chilling out in Malibu for the Holiday.

It looks like Robin Thicke and Tyga may have been at the same all white party.  The two artists were spotted walking into Nobu Malibu yesterday:

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Robin had his new girlfriend April on his arm while Tyga got all coupled up on Snapchat with Kylie Jenner when he got inside:

 

 

A photo posted by TheYBF.com (@theybfdaily) on Jul 5, 2015 at 7:36am PDT

Hmph.

Karrueche hosted her "Annual Kae Day Pool Party" as she called it:

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She smoked some hookah poolside and had plenty of friends over, including her bestie J. Ryan and rapper Kid Ink and his fiance.

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Festive.

Over in London:

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Model Jourdan Dunn donned a basketball uniform inspired look from Moschino to hit up the Wireless Festival.  Looks like she's going to the set of Space Jam...not feeling it.

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Singer/Dancer Tinashe also rocked the Fest yesterday.

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And Kendrick Lamar spent his Holiday performing as the headliner for Wireless Fest on the 4th.  He'll be making the trans-Atlantic flight back to the states to take over the stage tonight in New Orleans at Essence Fest.

 

In D.C.:

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The Obamas hosted folks at the White House's 4th of July party where Bruno Mars rocked the stage.

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The fans went wild a President Obama welcomed the "Uptown Funk" singer to White House.

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Peep the video below:

A few other folks spent the Holiday performing:

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It was a work night for Brandy as she lit up the stage on Broadway in NYC.  The Chicago star snapped pics with her biggest fans afterwards.  Cute.

Also in NYC:

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Kanye West spent the Holiday with wife Kim and their baby girl Nori (and their baby boy who's on the way).  After sharing some kisses underneath the fireworks while on friend Loren Riddinger's yacht, the fam had some fun together and with Larsa and Scottie Pippen:

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A smiley 'Ye is always a good thing.

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Christina Milian sang the National Anthem at the Rose Bowl in L.A. before performing two other songs. After performing, she changed clothes before she and her family and friends sat in the middle of the stadium to watch the fire works show. Y'all know she loves a wardrobe change.

The celeb scene was also busy down in Atlanta:

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Singer Tweet re-appeared rocking a Marilyn Monroe t-shirt while performing at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater at 'The Affordable Old School Concert Series' concert.

 

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Bobby Brown performed as well, but he didn't seem to be holding up too well.  And we're sure it's due to his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, being in hospice.  Here's video showing Bobby forgetting some of the words of his songs and struggling through the performance.  But the crowd doesn't give up on him.  Keep pushing Bobby!
 

Photos: Splash/Fame/Pacific Coast News/Kae's IG/Sanaa's IG/50's IG/Kim's IG

 

ISH TALKERS: Cynthia Bailey Had THIS To Say About NeNe Leakes Leaving “RHOA” + Is Nick Cannon Mourning His Failed Marriage With Mariah Carey?!

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You know by now NeNe Leakes will no longer be starring on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” And now, her frenemy Cynthia Bailey is reacting to the news. Find out what she said and decide whether or not Nick Cannon may be going through a mourning stage after his failed marriage with Mariah Carey inside…

There are quite a few changes for the upcoming season of BRAVO’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Newcomer Claudia Jordan got the AXE and “RHOA” veteran NeNe Leakes announced she will NOT be returning to the franchise.

And now were hearing how one housewife feels about the shake up.

“RHOA” star Cynthia Bailey is now speaking out about her frenemy NeNe no longer starring on the hit BRAVO series. And she made it clear, one person clearly doesn’t stop the show…or so she hopes.

E! News caught up with the former runway model down at ESSENCE Festival where she opened up about her thoughts on NeNe leaving the franchise. She said,

"Well the show has never been about one person. It's just not what makes it work. Sometimes you gotta change it up and mix it up. I look forward to a really great drama-filled season."

Sounds like Cynthia is already cooking up faux drama schemes for next season....

The Bailey Agency honcho said she wasn’t surprised that NeNe would not be returning. She explained,

"You know, I wasn't super surprised because I used to be very close with NeNe so I knew that at some point, she wanted to do other things and rightfully so because I think she has had a great run on the show. In my opinion, she will always be the original Atlanta Housewife and I wish her well."

So are Cynthia and NeNe still beefing? In short, No! She revealed she texted NeNe upon hearing the news and wishes her nothing but the best.

“We text back and forth…When I heard the news about her leaving the show, I shot her a text and said good luck to you. May you continue to shine. Do your thing, so we are cool."

Well, nice to know the ladies can at least be cordial with one another. Maybe they will be able to salvage what’s left of their former friendship now that the cameras won’t be following NeNe around.

There have been rumors Kim Fields could possibly be joining the cast, but Cynthia can’t confirm.

Apparently, Cynthia doesn't want a show about black women being friends and uplifting one another.  She’s pleading for whoever joins the cast that they bring the heat.  She added,

"I am just excited for someone to come in who is a spit fire, someone who is not just gonna come in and check things out," she explained. "I don't know who yet but whoever you are, please audition for the Real Housewives of Atlanta. We need you!"

Whoever joins the cast will have some big shoes to fill. #NoShade

In other news...

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Is Nick Cannon mourning the death of his marriage to superstar Mariah Carey? It sure appears so.

While his estranged wife lives it up with her billionaire boo James Packer on a yacht overseas, the “America’s Got Talent” host is slighty in his feeling. Over on his Instagram page, the comedian posted an array of “singledom” memes.

Here’s what he has been posting:
 

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Hmmm...looks a little suspect to us. While in prior posts he claims just because he posts something, it doesn't mean he's actually going through said situation, we can't help but wonder if he's feeling some type of way about his soon-to-be ex-wife and her new relationship. Your thoughts?

 

 

Photos: Paras Griffin/Getty/Nick's iG

ESSENCE FEST ISH: Common, Missy Elliot, Erykah Badu & Usher ROCK The Main Stage In New Orleans + "Empire" Goes H.A.M., Anthony Mackie & Wife Are PREGNANT, & Sevyn Streeter Unveils New Album Title

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ESSENCE festival goers were treated to an epic line-up of performances by Common, Missy Elliot, Erykah Badu and Usher. Check ‘em inside and peep our newest MASSIVE gallery of YBF celebs invading New Orleans inside….

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The 2015 ESSENCE Festival went down with a BANG last night as celebs and festival goers celebrated Independence Day in a major way.

Sexy Chi-town rapper Common was the opening act at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to kick-off an epic night of performances. For the first time, the Oscar winner performed his own set on the main stage. And he was super excited about it.

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In the press room, the handsome rapper/actor chopped it up about few projects he has in the works. He’s gearing up to star in a musical drama film (directed by Wu Tang Clan’s RZA) titled Coco. Raptress Azealia Banks will lead the film as the title character Coco and neo-soul songstress Jill Scott is also set to star in the Lionsgate film.

Common will also be making a splash in a new superhero film Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ all-star action movie featuring DC Entertainment super-villains. He will be starring opposite Will Smith and Viola Davis. Sweet!

He also set to begin filming for Gerard Butler's Film Hunter Killer this month.
 

Next up on the stage….

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Erykah Badu treated festival goers with her sultry vocals and deep lyrics as she rocked the stage performing her classic hits.

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During her set, she wowed the audience with ESSENCE’s first global cover…ever. And she SLAYED like no other as she posed it up in the motherland for the breathtaking cover.

Check it:
 

 

 

A video posted by TheYBF.com (@theybfdaily) on Jul 4, 2015 at 8:24pm PDT

 

It leaked online a few days ago and we have it! Check it out HERE if you missed.

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Hip Hop veteran Missy Elliot blessed the ESSENCE Festival stage with her timeless bangers, such as “Hot Boy and “Work It.”

As she hit some dance moves and spit her bars, Missy decided to get up-close-and-personal with her fans joining them in the audience as she turned up. Soon after, the raptress brought out Jazmine Sullivan and she KILLED her performance, per usual.

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Once Missy’s set was over…fans were NOT happy! Not because she didn’t do a good job, but because they wanted MORE! Fans were pissed and started boo’ing as she exited the stage. Yikes!

Peep her high-energy performance below:

 

 

And last, but not least....

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R&B crooner Usher came to slow it down and end the concert on a melodic note, serenading the audience with cuts like "OMG," “Nice & Slow” and “Love In The Club.”  He also brought out Wale for their track "Matrimony."
 

The “Good Kisser” singer made quite the statement when he hopped on stage in a “Juneteenth” t-shirt with “July Fourth” crossed out. On the back of his leather jacket, the slogan “Have we truly achieved our independence?" Yes! Subtle stances are better than NO stance at all.

Check out Ursh killing it on stage below:

 

 

A video posted by TheYBF.com (@theybfdaily) on Jul 4, 2015 at 9:52pm PDT

Work!

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The "Empire" crew was on the scene for the festivities and were spotted tearing up the front row during Missy's performance.

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Fab chicks Angela Simmons and Sevyn Streeter looked gorgeous as they made their rounds.

Sevyn chopped it up with the media in the press room where she revealed she’s releasing new music July 17 on a new LP titled, Should’ve Been There. She said she wasn’t in the best place when writing the new tracks, so she felt the only way to move forward would be to air out her frustrations and address some of her issues on wax. Not mad.

 

EXTRAS:

1. TheYBF.com spotted Avengers star Anthony Mackie and his wife Sheletta Chapital (who recently got married) zooming through the Superdome…and guess what? The newlyweds are PREGNANT! Congrats to the couple!

Click through another massive round up of YBF folks at ESSENCE festival, including Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Solange and MANY more in the gallery below. And make sure to check out our Instagram page (@TheYBFDaily) for INSTANT coverage!

 

Photos: Paras Griffin/Getty/Splash/INF

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