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Jill Scott Honored by Essence, Ciara Sends Special Message

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Singer, actress, poet and just all around amazing … Jill Scott was celebrated on Thursday night for being the incredible woman that she is!

The incomparable Jilly from Philly was honored during Essence Black Women in Music and droves of famous folks came out to show the singer some love. While everyone from Ledisi to Elise Neal had amazing things to says about Ms. Scott, Ciara had a very special message for the powerhouse performer. “Jill, baby girl, you rock honey. You so fly! You da bomb dot com. And you deserve every bit of this,” Ci Ci playfully stated.

HipHollywood was on hand for the amazing event where not only was Jill recognized, but MC Lyte, Lianne La Havas, Brandy and Chaka Khan hit the stage to perform as well. The event, sponsored by Lincoln, highlighted four decades of women in the music industry.

The 6th annual Essence Black Women in Music was so stellar this year, it will be hard to top next — but they also do!

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It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere

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Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!

Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.

 (L-R)Quavo, Offset and Takeoff perform at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.

 Jaden Smith performs at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.

Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly arrive at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.

He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.

“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”

In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.

“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”

BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.

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