You can’t hurry love, but as the great Diana Ross proved last night during her first ever Essence Festival performance, The Boss was worth the wait.
As the Festival’s opening night performer, Ross sang hit after hit, taking the Mercedes Superdome on a nostalgic ride of her 60-year plus career.
Opening the night with the apropos “Coming Out,” Ross went back to the beginning, performing a string of Motown-era anthems: “Baby Love,” “My World is Empty Without You” and “Come See About Me.” As she sang, black and white images of her days as the lead of Diana Ross and The Supremes were reminders the diva still has it – plus a healthy sense of humor.
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Taking a cue from her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross alter ego T Murda, mama Ross closed the night with an unexpected cover of DJ Khaled’s anthem “All I Do is Win.” After a night of decades of music and memories, Ross reminded everyone that winning is all she knows how to do.