Pharrell Brings Out Jay Z, Usher, T.I., & Pusha T at Coachella
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.
T.I. was the first guest of the evening, performing “Blurred Lines” and even recreating some of his slick moves from the video. Pusha T also joined his mentor for the Clipse’s Lord Willin’ classic “Grindin’.”
Following his appearance last weekend, Busta Rhymes fired up the stage with “Pass the Courvoisier, Part II” as the crowd jumped along.
Usher hit the stage for his 2001 Neptunes-produced hit “U Don’t Have to Call.” “Please get ready for this man’s next album. It’s so amazing!” said Pharrell.
He turned the stage over to the “legends of movement” Jabbawockeez before bringing out Jay Z.
The Roc Nation mogul joined him for a medley of “Frontin’,” “Excuse Me Miss,” “La-La-La,” and “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me).”
“Make some noise for my big brother, the king of all kings,” said Pharrell. “He turned nothing into something. I argue with him though ’cause I said, ‘You were never nothing. You were always something ’cause look at the something you made today.'”
He shouted out André 3000, who was watching from the crowd. “Make some noise for OutKast. They came this week and they put a whooping on that motherfu**in’ stage,” said Pharrell.
For the “Happy” finale, Earl Sweatshirt, Haim, and Fonzworth Bentley all danced on stage.
“Thank you guys so much for giving me one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you, Coachella,” said Pharrell.
If you missed him at Coachella, you can catch Pharrell on tour with Bruno Mars this summer.