Viva Divas!

Missy Elliott kicks back on her customized tour bus. Beyoncé cuddles with her Shih Tzu Munch-Munch. Alicia Keys chills out by playing her keyboard. An intimate backstage peek at the 24-city Ladies First road show. Says Beyoncé: "It's such a blessing that we're touring together."

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"I've known Beyoncé since we were 13," says Keys (greeting her pal at her dressing-room door). "We've seen each other's careers grow." Before their tour, says Beyoncé, "I had never seen Alicia's show. I was completely blown away."