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Kelis, Jill Scott, LisaRaye, NeNe & More Celebrate SOLANGE KNOWLES At BLACK WOMEN IN MUSIC Event


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Solange Knowles and all her fabulousness were honored at last night's ESSENCE Women in Music event at Greystone Manor in L.A.  Check out all the YBF ladies who came out to support--Kelis, Jill Scott, LisaRaye, Estelle, KeKe Palmer, NeNe Leakes and plenty more--and their gorge purple carpet looks inside...


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Honoree Solange, who also performed, kept her signature look of a bold printed leg-baring dress and bold lip color.  This one is by London designer duo Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason.  And she paired her look with a hot pair of metallic and white-capped toe Nicholas Kirkwood pumps.  Fabulous as usual.

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During the event, Solo hit the stage to perform some of her new songs....and even got accompanied by Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White! 

Jill Scott gushed about it all saying, "@solangeknowles is swag. Ok? She is swag."


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Speaking of the fab Jill Scott, she hit the carpet in a ruby red front slit Michael Costello (former Project Runway contestant) dress.  And she paired her look with sparkling pumps and a bold red lip.  Gorge.


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Leave it to Kelis to bring out a feisty look or the occasion.  She rocked thigh high black boots with a gold cap toe, a long snakeskin coat with a black & white dress. Lots going on, including that hair.  But that's why we love her.


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"Single Ladies" star LisaRaye McCoy hit the event in a white (her signature) Tadashi Shoji white pintuck illusion dress.

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And snapped a pic with Kelis and actress Vanessa Williams.

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KeKe Palmer debuted her new curly hair with a sleek black dress. Loves it.

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Singer Dawn Richard rocked a silver & white geometric dress and her black Louboutin pumps.

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We adore Estelle's look of printed red & white skinny pant trousers with a matching jacket. 


Tamia, who just made history as the first Canadian to be nominated for a GRAMMY in the R&B category, hit up the event last night: 

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She kept it trendy in a Michael Costello mermaid leather skirt and an Alexander McQueen blazer.  Fab as always.

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Mary Mary's Erica Campbell showed off her curves in a fuchsia dress.

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"Glee" star Amber Riley kept it pretty in pleated pink.

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Former "Charlie's Angels" star Annie Illonzeh looked ready for spring in her tangerine pants and printed top.

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"Single Ladies" star and model Denise Vasi kept it chic in a head to toe black and sheer look.

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And singer Goapele went for the all black look as well.

Couples also took to the carpet ahead of the event:

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Eric Benet brought his wife Manuela Testolini to the event.


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And star of the upcoming Tyler Perry film, Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Jurnee Smollett hit the carpet with her hubby Josiah Bell.  Cute.

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Naturi Naughton went for a little blue iridescence on the carpet.

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NeNe Leakes came out to support the ladies.

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Actress Sharon Leal attended the event with her boyfriend Paul Becker.  We'll keep our comments to ourselves.

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Vanessa Williams and her killer gams are still hot.

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And speaking of killer legs...model Jessica White rocked a feminine tuxedo pants look for the occasion.  Fab times.

Congrats to additional honoree Lianne La Havas.

Pics: WENN

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