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Tamron Hall and Chris Witherspoon at the 20th Annual Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Tamron Hall and Chris Witherspoon at the 20th Annual Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Entertainment editor for TheGrio.com, Chris Witherspoon joined TJ Holmes on MSNBC live from the Essence Festival in New Orleans and weighed in on the various events taking place.

Holmes and Witherspoon discussed Prince’s epic headlining performance that happened last night at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which consisted of some of his biggest hits, including “Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” and “Purple Rain.”

Witherspoon was also joined by MSNBC host Tamron Hall, who discussed the impact Essence Magazine had on her self-esteem during her early years.

theGrio’s parent company MSNBC is at the Essence Festival allowing attendees to join the Growing Hope conversation by sharing your hopes regarding the issues that matter to you — the same issues MSNBC discusses on air every day.

MSNBC is inviting Essence Festival attendees to come to the Convention Center through Sunday, July 6, to meet MSNBC hosts, including Rev. Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry, Joy Reid and Tamron Hall.