Coachella

Apr
14
Jhené Aiko Brings Out Drake at Coachella

Jhené Aiko lived out one of her dreams, performing for the first time at Coachella on Sunday. The L.A. songstress was joined by some famous friends as she capped off the first weekend of the festival in the desert.

Backed by her suit-clad band and a string quartet, she opened her late-night set with “Bed Peace,” on which she was joined by Childish Gambino. She continued with more cuts off her Sail Out EP including “The Worst” and “Stay Ready,” plus covers of Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” and Erykah Badu’s “On & On.”

The crowd went wild when Jhené’s “musical soulmate” Drake hit the stage for a surprise performance of “From Time,” their duet off his latest album Nothing Was the Same. The tourmates shared a warm embrace and some words.

“This is my first time at Coachella, by the way,” Drake told festivalgoers. “So I want to let you know that it’s a motherfuckin’ honor to be here with you tonight, and you better make some noise for Jhené one more time.”

Catch Childish Gambino’s cameo below.

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Apr
13
Justin Bieber Joins Chance the Rapper Onstage at Coachella

Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper

There’s no telling who you’ll see at Coachella. In addition to Beyoncé, Jay Z, Gwen Stefani, and Diddy, Justin Bieber also made a surprise appearance at the festival on Sunday. The pop superstar joined Chance the Rapper during his afternoon set on the main stage.

Clad in a bucket hat, oversized black T-shirt, and bandana, the Biebs performed “Confident” with the Chicago MC and danced on stage during the end of his set.

“That was fun,” tweeted Bieber after the performance.

Check out the surprise moment below.

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Apr
13
Beyoncé and Jay Z Invade the Desert for Coachella

Beyoncé and Jay Z

The Carters took over Coachella. The superstar couple touched down in Indio via private jet and made their way to the festival on Saturday.

After changing clothes, Bey made a surprise appearance during Solange’s set at the Gobi Tent. The sisters busted out some choreographed moves during the “Losing You” finale.

They hugged it out onstage and Solange received a warm embrace from her brother-in-law backstage. In between catching Cage the Elephant and Pharrell, Bey also caught up with her pal Rita Ora. Even Tina Knowles got in on the fun, taking in the festival experience with her daughters.

Jay Z, who headlined Coachella four years ago, also hit the stage to perform “Dead Presidents” and “Where I’m From” alongside Nas.

See photos from their weekend in the desert below.

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Apr
13
Nas Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Illmatic’ at Coachella with Jay Z and Puff Daddy

Nas and Jay Z

Hip-hop history was made in the desert. In celebration of Illmatic‘s 20th anniversary, Nas marked the occasion with a late-night set at Coachella on Saturday. Shortly after midnight, the Queens rapper took a trip down memory lane, performing his 1994 album in its entirety and bringing out some fellow icons.

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Apr
13
Pharrell Heats Up Coachella with Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, & Nelly

Pharrell Williams

He’s performed at the Academy Awards, rocked “SNL,” and sat down with Oprah Winfrey, and on Saturday, Pharrell Williams brought some sunshine and superstar friends to the desert for Coachella.

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Apr
12
Beyoncé and Solange Dance Onstage at Coachella

Beyoncé and Solange

Just moments ago, Beyoncé made a surprise appearance during Solange’s set at Coachella. While her sister was performing “Losing You,” Bey popped out from the side of the stage and danced alongside her lil’ sis, busting out some fierce choreographed moves.

Watch the adorable moment below.

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Apr
12
Coachella Day 1: OutKast, T.I., Rita Ora, Diddy, Cassie, A$AP Rocky, & Tyler, the Creator

Bryan Barber, Big Boi, Too $hort, Busta, and André 3000

Festival season is upon us. The stars invaded the desert for the first day of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. on Friday.

A$AP Ferg was among the first performers of the day, hitting the main stage in the afternoon. During his raucous set, the Harlem MC brought out his fellow A$AP Mob members including A$AP Rocky, who performed a new song.

Mashup artist Girl Talk was joined by Busta Rhymes, Juicy J, Too $hort, and E-40 during his fun late-night set, which featured inflatables and confetti.

After arriving on his private jet, Puff Daddy copped a ’97 Cadillac “Coupe de Ville” in honor of OutKast and cozied up to his girlfriend Cassie, who debuted blonde braids.

T.I. brought his kids to Coachella for spring break and introduced them to Tyler, the Creator, Pharrell, Diddy, and OutKast.

Mike WiLL Made It performed at the Heineken House, while Rita Ora supported her fellow Brit Ellie Goulding. “I was so proud of my baby yesterday @elliegoulding #coachella #mainstage #F%*$YEAH!!!” she said.

After their headlining set, André 3000 and Big Boi celebrated backstage with Busta Rhymes, Too $hort, Juicy J, and Future.

See photos from the first day of the festival below.

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