Coachella

Apr
21
Jhené Aiko Shares the Stage with Her Daughter and Kurupt at Coachella

Jhené Aiko and Namiko

Jhené Aiko sailed into the second weekend of Coachella with a couple surprise guests. After bringing out Drake and Childish Gambino last weekend, the L.A. singer performed a cover of “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)” with DPG’s own Kurupt.

With André 3000 watching from the front row, she also shared the stage with her favorite star, five-and-a-half-year-old daughter Namiko, while performing “The Worst.”

The mother and daughter have a duet called “Promises” on Jhené’s upcoming debut Souled Out.

“Dreams do come true, fu*k whatcha heard,” tweeted Jhené following her two performances at Coachella.

In honor of 4/20, she also celebrated by blazing up onstage. “Can I hit it again?” she asked while smoking a blunt during “Vapors.”

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Apr
20
Beyoncé and Jay Z: Round 2 of Coachella with Usher, Nas, and Solange

Beyoncé and Jay Z

The Carters couldn’t get enough of Coachella. After their surprise appearances last week, Beyoncé and Jay Z returned to the desert for weekend two. The stylish couple was decked out in their finest festival attire—Jay wore a leather motorcycle jacket and Jordans, while Mrs. Carter kept cool in cutoff shorts and an Off-White camouflage jacket.

They made it to the Sahara Tent in time to catch Skrillex’s set. Jay donned a ski mask and Bey filled her water bottle with D’Usse while wildin’ out in the front row. Solange joined the family affair, bringing her son Julez to watch Skrillex perform his hits and remix “Drunk in Love.”

“Thank you Skrillex for making my son the happiest most crunk child alive,” said Solange. “He’s been asking me to see him live for a year now, and last night it’s safe to say his mind was blown!!! lol.”

Earlier in the evening, Hov joined Pharrell onstage to perform a medley of their hits. He also kicked it with Nas, who he performed “Dead Presidents” with last weekend.

While Blue Ivy didn’t make the trip, Bey had some fun with her nephew and caught up with Usher backstage.

Check out more candids of the Carters at Coachella below.

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Apr
20
Big Sean Crashes Coachella with RL Grime

Big Sean and RL Grime

Big Sean brought G.O.O.D. Music to Coachella on Saturday. The Detroit rapper joined trap producer RL Grime during his evening set at the Mojave stage. As the sun set over the festival, a BAPE-clad Sean worked up a sweat as he performed “Mercy” and stripped shirtless for “All Me.”

“Just tore Coachella down w/ my bro @RLgrime… Somebody kept trying to pull my shorts down when I went in the crowd. Shit was wild,” tweeted Sean, while RL Grime added, “biggup to the king @BigSean for joining me tonight.”

The two plan to hit the studio next week.

Watch Sean crash the Coachella stage below.

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Apr
20
Pharrell Brings Out Jay Z, Usher, T.I., & Pusha T at Coachella

Jay Z and Pharrell

The stars once again aligned for Pharrell Williams. After sharing the stage with Gwen Stefani, Nelly, Diddy, and Snoop Dogg last weekend, the music mastermind stormed the desert with another star-studded set during Weekend 2 of Coachella.

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Apr
20
Lauryn Hill Joins Nas Onstage at Coachella

Nas and Lauryn Hill

Twenty years to the day of its release, Nas returned to Coachella to celebrate the anniversary of Illmatic. After sharing the stage with Jay Z last weekend, the rap god performed his 1994 debut in its entirety and brought out Ms. Lauryn Hill during his late-night set on the Outdoor Theatre stage.

Dressed in black pants and a flowy white top, the Fugees frontwoman performed “Ready or Not” and “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” before embracing Nas.

“My life was snatched when Ms. Lauryn Hill graced Nas’ encore with her presence!!!!” wrote one fan.

Earlier in his set, Nas also brought out Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley to perform “Welcome to Jamrock” and “Road to Zion.”

Check out the surprise moments as captured on Instagram.

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Apr
19
OutKast, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, & Waka Flocka Kick Off Weekend 2 of Coachella

André 3000

Weekend 2 of Coachella kicked off on Friday with a few clouds, but that didn’t put a damper on the festival. Everyone from Paris Hilton to Waka Flocka Flame invaded the desert to catch performances from OutKast, Aloe Blacc, Ellie Goulding, and Chromeo.

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Apr
16
Jhené Aiko Debuts New Song ‘Spotless Mind’ at Coachella

In addition to bringing out Drake and Childish Gambino at Coachella on Sunday, Jhené Aiko debuted a brand new song called “Spotless Mind” during her late-night set at the Gobi Tent. With the palm trees swaying in the background, the L.A. songstress performed the breezy tune with her band and a string quartet.

“Started as a love song, 24 years in the making / Moving from place to place and I never really settled down,” she sings before repeating the chorus, “I’m a wanderer, baby.”

The song is set to appear on her upcoming full-length debut Souled Out, due this summer.

Watch Jhené debut her new jam in the desert.