This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Jay Z And Beyonce (And Other Guests) Grace Coachella With Their Presence (Photos, Video)
Coachella brought out a murderers' row of guest stars who braved the high winds in Indio last night.
We knew Jay and Bey were in the house when Beyonce came out at the tail end of sister Solange's set earlier in the evening. Solange's set was excellent, but everyone in the Gobi Tent just lost it when Bey appeared. She didn't sing but the sisters had an adorable choreographed routine:
Sure enough, Jay Z showed up later, too, making an appearance with his former rival Nas on the main stage to perform "Dead Presidents" and "Where I'm From." (You can catch the entire set here.)
Just about every other song during Pharrell's set was performed by a guest, which was probably all for the better since the nasty dust kicked up by the high winds was affecting his voice. He brought out Snoop ("Drop It Like It's Hot"), Nelly ("Hot in Herre"), Busta Rhymes and Diddy ("Pass the Courvoisier Part II"), Tyler the Creator ("Lapdance"), Diplo ("Aerosol Can"). Gwen Stefani came out to perform "Hollaback Girl")