Beyonce makes history as the first black woman to headline Coachella with jaw-dropping show
After months of rumors, Coachella attendees saw a Destiny's Child reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appearing on stage with Beyoncé
Beyonce gave the Coachella fans a legendary performance and set. "Y'all ready Coachella?," she asked the crowd as she got ready to start her set. She became the first woman of color to headline the music festival in Indio, California making history.
"Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline," Beyonce said before she started singing "Run the World (Girls)." She started her set with her 2003 debut solo single, 'Crazy in Love', she then transitioned into 'Freedom', 'Formation' and 'Sorry' from her 2016 visual album Lemonade. During 'Sorry' she mixed in verses from two fan favorites: 'Me, Myself and I' and 'Kitty Kat'.
After months of rumors, Coachella attendees saw a Destiny's Child reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appearing on stage with Beyoncé to sing their 90s hits 'Say My Name,' 'Soldier' and 'Lose My Breath'.
Beyonce revealed surprise after surprise with a tribute to Nina Simone and quotes from Malcolm X. She also sang 'Deja Vu' with her husband, Jay-Z, and danced with her sister, Solange. It is rumored that Queen Beyonce had 10 hour long rehearsals which seem to have totally paid off and she had a fantastic and memorable show.
Many fans have decided to re-name this year's Coachella as Beychella. Beychella became the top trend on Twitter for the rest of the performance.
Beyonce was also supposed to perform last year at Coachella but was unable to do so due to doctor's orders as she was pregnant at the time. Lady Gaga stepped in as her replacement. Before the show concluded, Beyonce shared, "I was supposed to perform last year but I got pregnant, thank God," she said.
"I had time to dream with two beautiful souls in my belly and this is everything and more I had in my dream, so thank you for sharing this with me. I want to sing this last song to all my incredible, beautiful fans. Loyal fans. Ride or dies. I love y'all."