Beyonce's Coachella set rocks the festival
Destini Texada, left, and Tia Jackson, of Houston, wear Beyonce jerseys during the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Indio, Calif. Image: Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Beyonce has paid tribute to historically black colleges and universities and also reunited with Destiny's Child during her headlining performance at Coachella, which was delayed for a year because of her pregnancy.
Beyonce performed at two-hour set of her hits in Indio, California, where the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held each year. The superstar was due to perform last year but had to postpone because she was pregnant with her twins, Sir and Rumi.
Her return did not disappoint the audience with a rousing set, including paying tribute to the marching bands, the dance troupes and step teams at HBCUs. She even performed Lift Every Voice and Sing, known as the national black anthem.
Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams also joined her as they sang their smash Say My Name, and husband Jay-Z also came out for a collaboration. Her sister Solange also performed at the festival.
Beyonce is due to return for her second performance as Coachella returns for its second run next weekend.
"The only artist capable of outperfor Beyoncé is Gaga, and the only artist capable of outperform Gaga is Beyoncé." — Billboard— 🍕 (@fadgagz) April 16, 2018
these two MUST work together again and save pop 😩 pic.twitter.com/4wkEEIY57c
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