WATCH: See Essence Fest 2018 Through the Eyes of WPGC's Poet

July 12, 2018



By: Eyasu Delesa

If you were at Essence Festival 2018, there's no way you didn't see WPGC midday host Poet.

The event, which drew more than half a million people to New Orleans over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, was the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic. 

Poe was everywhere interviewing your favorite celebs, from singers Ashanti and Marsha Ambrosius to comedienne Rita Brent. 

Ashanti and Poet linked up and talked new music, working with Ty Dolla $ign, and the fashion lane.

Marsha Ambrosius, fresh off a performance, told Poet her new album "NYLA," is a "form of therapy" she needed to give herself. 

Poet also caught up with comedienne Rita Brent who opened up about Kevin Hart, NFL players kneeling in protest, and being a veteran.

D.C.'s own Raheem DeVaughn also chopped it up with Poe, telling her about his new single "Don't Come Easy," and when we can expect the new album.

Check out more photos and videos from Poet's time at Essence Festival below!

Because #EssenceFestival would not be without my love @jussiesmollett ... this friendship here ------

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I LIVE for Janet but that #MaryBop LIVE tho! @therealmaryjblige did not disappoint @essencefest ! #MYESSENCESTORY #JustCuriousLife

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------ #ThankU @musicxclusives #RP 2018 #EssenceFestival #BTS - Watch @wpgc 's @justcuriouspoe & @pleasurep backstage in a freestyle session during @essencefest 's Saturday Night Concert @mercedesbenzsuperdom ! - #Barz #MyEssenceExperience #JustCuriousLife @300ent

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#EssenceFestival2018 from the --’s of our very own @justcuriouspoe

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Our @justcuriouspoe with @ashanti at #essencefestival2018 !! ----

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@bobbybrown and @woody_thegreat, the man who plays Bobby Brown, out at #essencefestival2018 !!

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@officialxscape, @marshaambrosius, Momma Dee, and Y’lan Noel kicking it with @justcuriouspoe at #essencefestival2018

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