Bessie New York Premiere - Mo'Nique-Queen Latifah-Tika Sumpter-Khandi Alexander


Queen Latifah, Mo’Nique, and Mary J. Blige attend “Bessie” New York Premiere.

The New York premiere for HBO’s forthcoming biopic, “Bessie,” went down on Wednesday at the Museum of Modern Art.

Queen Latifah stars as in the film as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. The cast also includes Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, with Charles S. Dutton and Mo’Nique.

Bessie” premieres on May 16 at 8pm on HBO.

See photos from the premiere below.

Queen Latifah


Mary J. Blige

Tika Sumpter




Khandi Alexander


Mo’Nique & Sidney Hicks


Tory Kittles


Debra Lee


Bessie Smith’s Family (Granddaughter Beverly Ann Clarke)


Watch the official trailer for “Bessie” below.



I’ll definitely be watching! Will you?

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