Keke Palmer: The Scream Queens Set 'Feels Like Our Own Little Sorority House'

Sisterhood rules on the set of Scream Queens.

“It feels like we’re our own little sorority house,” Keke Palmer told PEOPLE Saturday after her Empowerment panel at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. “We have seven, eight of us, and we all have so many different personalities.”

Beyoncé Hangs with Jay Z, Solange, Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott at 'Insane' Essence Fest July 4th Bash

RHOA's Claudia Jordan on Reports She Was Fired Amidst NeNe Leakes Drama: 'We'll See What Happens'

Despite reports that she’s been booted from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Claudia Jordan maintains her future with the Bravo show is still up in the air.

“No one called and said, ‘Hey, it’s a wrap.’ It didn’t happen,” Jordan told PEOPLE Saturday after her Essence Festival Empowerment panel in New Orleans.

Celebrate the Essence Festival with PEOPLE's Spotify Playlist

The Essence Festival starts Thursday, and runs until Sunday. But even if you can’t make it to New Orleans in time for the festivities, we’re here to help. We reached out to the fine folks at Spotify for the inside info on Essence Fest, and came up with some revealing takeaways.

First up: Here are the top 10 artists performing at Essence Fest, ranked according to the number of streams they’ve picked up on Spotify.

Robin Roberts Helps Kick Off Essence Festival Weekend: Watch Live

On a day devoted to a nation charting its own course, Robin Roberts will help celebrate the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Friday afternoon with a talk on empowerment called “Sisters in the Name of Love,” beginning at 2:25 p.m.

Prince: Why I Stopped Using Dirty Words in My Music

Prince doesn’t have a potty mouth anymore.

The icon, 55, opened up to Essence in the June “Prince After Dark” issue about why he stopped using dirty words.

Prince, of course, was once known for his explicit lyrics. The 1984 song “Erotic City,” for example, uses the F-word several times.

That’s all changed.

Beyoncé Adds Even More Dates for Mrs. Carter World Tour

2013 is shaping up to be the year of Beyoncé.

After a powerful Super Bowl halftime show, the singer, 31, is embarking on the Mrs. Carter world tour – and just added a special performance.

Beyoncé will return to New Orleans’s Superdome to headline one of three concerts during the 19th annual Essence Festival, the magazine confirms.

Essence Music Festival in New Orleans: Kanye West, Usher and Jennifer Hudson Will Perform

As if seeing New Edition reunite after 30 years isn’t enough, fans of hip-hop and R&B can catch a slew of other stellar old – and newer – musicians’ performances over fourth of July weekend at the Essence Music Festival.

From start to finish of the three-day event, power acts like Usher, Kanye West, Chaka Khan and Boyz II Men will grace one of five stages for guests of the New Orleans-based celebration.