Another big Coachella weekend in the books (the first weekend, anyway). This year, Beyoncé, Eminem and The Weeknd led a massive line-up of big stars that included Cardi B, Tyler, The Creator, Post Malone, SZA, Migos, Miguel, Vince Staples and more…and no one disappointed. Here are the biggest moments (also, still-rolling “live” streams of the festival):
The Weeknd Gives Emotional Performance
As always, The Weeknd gave an incredible show for the Coachella attendees. What seemed to make the biggest headlines was the Canadian star’s performance of “Call Out My Name” and “Privilege” — not only did he appear to be in tears while singing these tracks, but many think it’s because of emotions stemming from his ex, Selena Gomez. None of this has been confirmed, but it’s amazing to watch nonetheless.
Beyoncé Brings The HBCU Experience to
Simply put, Beyoncé made history once again as the first Black female headliner, and she may have put on Coachella’s best performance of all time in the process. Sister Solange, hubby/On The Run 2 tourmate Jay-Z and even Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland (as Destiny’s Child) joined in on the fun. King Bey brought the HBCU experience to the masses, complete with a marching band and probate. Overall, it’s simply spectacular to see her in action on that stage.
A Pregnant Cardi B Continues to Have a Blast During Sunday’s Performance
It’s hard not to look at Cardi and smile. The pregnant New York star was a burst of energy during her Sunday Coachella performance which also saw appearances from YG, G-Eazy, Chance The Rapper, 21 Savage and Kehlani (no Offset sighting, surprisingly, given his set with the Migos wasn’t too long after). Much of her 35-minute set featured songs from her chart-topping, 200K-plus selling debut album Invasion Of Privacy. Naturally, “Bodak Yellow” is still as electrifying.