The Stars Align For Chime For Change And Summer Jam XX Concerts

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Wooo there was an awful lot of craziness afoot this weekend!!! My poor liver and kidneys need a five day rest (and that’s all they’re getting too LOL). Just kidding (not really). A post will be coming soon with all of the fun filled photos of the last 48 hours should you still not be my IG buddy. But let’s hop to more important matters.

The stars were out and about this weekend as many hit the stage to perform their radio worthy hits.

Co-founders Frida Giannini and Salma Hayek Pinault, along with artistic director Beyonce, called upon their Wonder Woman (and male counterpart) friends to combine wattage for Gucci’s Chime For Change  “The Sound Of Change Live” awareness concert Saturday in London’s Twickenham Stadium.

Jessie J, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Florence and the Machine, Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Haim, Laura Pausini, John Legend and Timbaland came together like the Justice League in the name of “justice, education and health for women around the world.”

50,000 attendees rose to the occasion as other celebrity sightings included presenters Madonna, Blake Lively, James Franco, Mpho Tutu, Archbishop Demsond Tutu, Prince Harry, Jessica Chastain, Freida Pinto, Jada Pinkett Smith, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan,  Leymah Gbowee and Gloria Steinem. Good grief!

On looking at her daughter and who she will become, Giannini said,

“Every day, watching her grow, you try to understand what will be her future, what will the world be like when she grows up, what kind of man will she meet? I try not to obsess over these questions every day, but I am sure that being a girl in this world is different to being a boy.”

Check out some of the performances below including very sweet PDA between Beyonce and husband Jay-Z.

Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige:

Madonna’s speech and introduction for Humaira Bachal, a Pakistani woman for fair education of girls in her country:

Iggy Azalea:

Rita Ora:

Jessie J: 

Beyonce “Crazy In Love”:

“Grown Woman”:

And speaking of Beyonce, now that the European leg of her world tour is over, she has a bit of down town before making her moves elsewhere!!! Yesterday she and Jay-Z were spotted catching dinner and a movie together before stopping by Hot 97’s Summer Jam XX at the MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Which leads to Summer Jam.

The hip hop community’s official start to the summer went down this weekend as many a rapper stamped their mark on history with the 20th anniversary of this urban cult classic. Boy did they show out this year!!!

2 Chainz hopped on stage and brought out Nicki Minaj to perform after she was unable to do so last year because of a certain incident. *coughs* 

Kendrick Lamar didn’t want anyone to “Kill His Vibe”:

Miguel brings out special guest Mariah Carey…:

…and my boo thang J.Cole (I’m sorry, but he has a beautiful mind):

Lil’ Kim surprises as she performs with Fabolous:

A$AP Rocky performs with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony:

Great weekend for music!!!

How was your weekend? How did you spend it? Are you still recovering with sunglasses and Advil like me? Let me know in the comments!!!

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

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