Coachella’s second weekend is generally viewed as having less surprise guests and hype than the opening weekend, despite both weekends’ boasting identical performers. Last week, Drake’s headlining performance was highlighted by a guest performance and a deep kiss from Madonna. Late Saturday, the perception of less surprise guests changed for at least one night as Kanye West joined The Weeknd for a performance on Coachella’s main stage.
The Weeknd peformed West’s 2008 song “Heartless,” and segued right into another 808s & Heartbreak track, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” when West joined him onstage for a surprise mini performance. With some assistance from The Weeknd, West also covered “All Day,” “Don’t Like,” and “Black Skinhead.”
Kanye headlined the 2011 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. His surprise performance Saturday capped off a day full of unexpected appearances that also included Ciara, DMX, and Rae Sremmurd.
You can watch a video excerpt of West joining The Weeknd below.