We’re still trying to catch our breaths from #Beychella. Beyonce’ made history TWICE, this past weekend during her groundbreaking Coachella performance and we couldn’t be any more stunned.
As the first Black Woman to headline the annual music festival, the Queen Bey, gifted fans and critics, with a nearly 2-hour long set consisting of a HBCU inspired marching band, skits, exuberant dance routines, flawless vocals, six wardrobe changes, and special guests features from Solange, Jay Z, and a Destiny’s Child reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, making them the first girl group to perform at Coachella. Wow.
Mrs. Carter, performed a compilation of all of her hit records, from Destiny’s Child songs, up until now, with songs from the Lemonade album. All while unapologetically sharing the historical and cultural context of HBCU’s and the strength and resilience of black women to the roughly 10,000 audience attendees, she included sound bites of Malcolm X, samples from Nina Simone, and a rendition of ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing’ during the show.
Weekend 1 of Coachella kicked off Friday, April 13, with performances from SZA, Daniel Caesar, and a sentimental performance from Friday’s headliner, The Weeknd. The first weekend of the festival wrapped up Sunday, with a glowing Cardi B giving TLC inspired looks during her energetic set. Migos, French Montana, and more artists also took the stage before headliner Eminem. Marshall Mathers invited Dr. Dre came on stage to perform ‘Still D.R.E.’, ‘Nothin’ but a G Thang, a cover Tupac’s ‘California Love’ and an outing of ‘Forgot About Dre’.
Bebe Rexha also joins him for ‘The Monster’, Kehlani for ‘Nowhere Fast’, and 50 Cent also appeared for a medley of hits.