Pharrell surprises fans with another round of stars and Nas invites Lauryn Hill to help close out his performance.
With the second and final weekend of Coachella ending today (April 20), last night’s Day 2 performances included more surprise cameos during Pharrell Williams’ headline performance. After inviting Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg out on stage during the first weekend, Billboard reports that last night Pharrell was joined by an ensemble of former collaborators including T.I., Pusha T, Usher, and Jay Z.
Directly following Pharrell’s cameo-driven performance, Nas celebrated the twentieth anniversary of Illmatic for the second weekend in a row with a couple surprise appearances of his own. After bringing out Jay Z himself last weekend, Nas instead shared the stage with Damian Marley for a performance of “Road to Zion” and later capped off his set with an appearance from Lauryn Hill for their shared hit “If I Ruled The World.”
Elsewhere in the festival, Billboard also reports that Rock group MGMT and rapper/singer Kid Cudi shared the stage for their respective sets with the Dance Pop band lending a hand to Cudi’s “The Pursuit of Happiness.”
Still, not all the updates from the festival came in the form of welcome performance highlights as news of an apparent overdose from the first weekend accompanied the kicking off of this weekend's festivities. According to the LA Times, a 24-year old woman name Kimchi Truong from Oakland collapsed at the festival last Saturday (April 12) before being taken to a hospital and transferred to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. The LA Times reports that the 24-year old was pronounced dead on Thursday (April 17) with a toxicology report pending.
Footage of Jay Z's appearance during Pharrell's set and images from yesterday's performances are available below.