Kandi Hosts LUCY Screening

Fly or Fail: Black Hollywood Previews Universal Pictures' 'Lucy'

ATL and L.A. both saw an outpour of black Hollywood as some of our favorite stars welcomed advanced screenings of the Universal Pictures action flick, Lucy, hosted by Kandi Burrus and Eva Marcille respectively. With Kandi hosting in ATL and Eva holding things down in L.A., both screenings proved to be star studded events.

Continue clicking to see who attended the screening and if their red carpet looks were fly or fail.


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Grammy Award Winning singer/songwriter and entrepreneur, Kandi Burruss, hosted the Atlanta screening in a fabulous strapless fit and flare dress with neon yellow pumps.

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What more can we say? Celebrity hairdresser and reality star, Derek J, is always daring with his style. He rocked a skin baring cowl neck sweater with his signature heels.

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Mama Joyce stepped out for the event all smiles in a navy and turquoise dress (side eye, where's Tod?)

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Rapper and reality star, Rasheeda, stepped out on the scene looking very trendy. The cape was a bit much but we absolutely love that purple lip.

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Toya Wright showed off her curves in a high waisted trouser, chiffon top and super cute pink pointed toe pumps.

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Stylist, Tameka Foster-Raymond, went nautical chic for the night's festivities. Love this effortless summer look she put together.

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R&B singer Nivea made an apperance in hip hugging jeans and a button down. We've seen her look better.

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Former Danity Kane member, D.Woods, posed in overalls and a printed crop top. We would have preferred a looser silhouette for the overalls to compliment the look.

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BET’s Sunday Best Season 2 winner Y’anna Crawley looked simple and chic. You can never go wrong with jeans and a t-shirt and an eye-catching shoe (might we add, metallics are on trend right now too).

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Meanwhile, Eva Marcille and her larger than life personality kept the party going on the west coast hosting the exclusive premiere. She rocked a fabulous striped body con dress complete with a gold statement necklace.

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Singer/songwriter Jojo and her gal pal Canadian R&B singer Leah Labelle hit red carpet in cute ensembles.

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Omarion and  a very pregnant Apryl Jones, had a night on the town looking very west coast might we say. Chucks and chinos for O while Apryl opted for a laid back and comfortable ensemble of a crop top and maxi skirt complete with a snapback and flip flops. She definitely could have done without belly chain, it's taking away from her beautiful baby bump. 
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Actress Kyla Pratt showed off her beautiful smile at the event alongside her bae (left) in a multi colored top uplifted by a multi-layer gold necklace.




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Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

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