It’s time for a holiday edition of celebrity round-up and we’ve found out how some of your favorite celebrities spent the 4th of July! From beach barbecues to vacations and performances, celebs like Chris Brown, Ashanti, Khloe Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade, Paris Hilton, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, the Braxtons, Tiny, Mariah Carey and more were celebrating America’s Independence! Paris Hilton threw her annual Beach party in Malibu, Chris Brown took his friends out for sushi, Gabrielle Union took her fiancee’ on a surprise vacation, Mariah Carey dressed up like a mermaid and thousands of people flocked to New Orleans to see their favorite stars perform and speak at the Essence Festival!
Ashley Simpson and her fiancee’ Evan Ross took some private time in Santa Barbara as they prepare for Jessica Simpson’s wedding!
Live With Kelly & Michael dressed in their onsies for the occasion.
Mariah Carey dressed up as a mermaid for a 4th of July costume party.
French Montana threw Khloe Kardashian another 30th Birthday party at TAO in Las Vegas.
RHOA Cynthia and Peter Thomas hung out in the Purple VIP Lounge to watch Prince at the Essence Festival.
Alicia Keys spoke on a panel at the Essence Festival.
Prince tore down the main stage to a sold out crowd of 50,000 at Essence Festival.
Ashanti showed off her body while on vacation.
Tyga pulling up to Nobu in Malibu.
Chris Brown, Tyga and Karrueche Tran headed to Nobu in Malibu for a 4th of July dinner.
Paris Hilton and her new buddy Amber Rose pose it up at Paris’s Beach BBQ.
Amber Rose and Magic Johnson’s fab son EJ.
Amber Rose is killing the white with her new slimmed down body.
Christina Milian and the Dream’s daughter Violet hang out at Paris’s Beach BBQ.
Christina Milian and Violet
Paris Hilton held her 4th annual Beach BBQ in Malibu and Christina Milian brought her daughter Violet.
Jill Scott and Mary J. Blige both performed on the main stage at the Essence Festival
Tank serenaded the ladies with his hits ‘Maybe I Deserve’ and ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me,’ at the Essence Festival
Mary J. Blige busted out the shorts on stage at the Essence Festival.
Michelle Williams performed her new song ‘Say Yes,’ at the CoverGirl Stage at Essence Festival.
R&B group 112 performed a few of their hits, ‘Cupid,’ Peaches and Cream’ at the Essence Festival.
R&B Divas star KeKe Wyatt posed it up at the Essence Festival. She looks great!
Sexy couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker posed with singer Avant at the Essence Festival
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe gave fans a little couples advice at the Essence Festival.
Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris launched her new tequila ‘Tiny’s Tequila’ with the help of her friends Toya Wright, Trina and Towanda Braxton.
Cynthia Bailey posed it up with Toya Wright at the Essence Festival
Gabrielle Union surprised Dwayne Wade with a private jet to whisk him away on a surprise vacation
Gabrielle Union captured the picture by saying she was taking her fiancee’ on a ‘Black Actress Vacation’
Rita Ora surprised the crowd by biting Iggy’s thigh during their performance…
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora performed their song ‘Black Widow’ as well as their individual hits during a music festival.
Kanye West went on one of his famous rants and he performed in London in place of Drake, who fell ill and couldn’t perform. Apparently the crowd boo’d West because they grew tired of his rant and chanted ‘We Want Drake!’
Jennifer Hudson performed her new song ‘Walk It Out’ as well as ‘I am Telling You’ during a 4th of July Music Festival
Nicki Minaj performed for fans in Philly at a music festival
Looks Like Fun!
All Photos Courtesy of TheYBF