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.
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 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.
Chance the Rapper has canceled his Coachella gig after falling ill.
The Chicago MC was scheduled to play the main stage during the second weekend of the festival in Indio, Calif. on Sunday. Just hours before his 3:10 p.m. set time, his management released a statement on Twitter informing fans that he had been hospitalized.
“On behalf of @chancetherapper and our entire team- We sincerely regret to have to cancel our 2nd weekend at coachella,” said his management.
A photo posted to his Instagram account (and later deleted) showed the 21-year-old in a hospital bed wearing his Coachella wristbands with the caption, “Pray for my boy chance.”
Pharrell blew everyone away at Coachella last weekend with a guest roster that included Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes and Diplo. All eyes were on him last night as he performed at Coachella for the second weekend and once again, he did not disappoint. The ‘Happy’ singer was joined on stage by Usher, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, T.I. and the big surprise – Jay Z.
According to Billboard, Jay Z joined Pharrell for four tracks: ’Frontin’,”Excuse Me Miss,’ ‘La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)’ and ‘I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me.)’
Before Jay Z’s grand entrance, Usher and Pusha T performed ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ and ‘Grindin,’ two tracks that Pharrell co-wrote and produced as part of The Neptunes.
The site also reports that Pharrell performed some of his own hits including ‘Get Lucky’ with Daft Punk and his recent smash ‘Happy.’
Is a war brewing between Drake and Jay Z? Despite reports last year that the two hip-hop titans were working on new music together, the two seem to be engaging in a war of words against each other.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in February, Drake questioned Jay Z mixing the art world with hip-hop. The rapper told the magazine, “It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references! I would love to collect at some point, but I think the whole rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”
Billlboard reported that Jay Z fired back at Drake in his verse on Jay Electronica’s remix of Drake and Soulja Boy’s ‘We Made It’ where he says, “Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art talk / Silly me rappin’ ’bout shit that I really bought / Why these rappers rap about guns they ain’t shot? / And a bunch of other silly shit that they ain’t got.”