Ariana Grande Stuns Coachella Crowd With Star-Studded Performance: Watch
Ariana Grande performed her first of two headlining sets at Coachella this past weekend with a host of special guests.
After the 25-year-old pop princess appeared in a Queen Victoria meets Sailor Moon getup, she launched into a rendition of “God Is a Woman” before proclaiming, “I’ve been practicing my whole life for this moment! I could die now” which was the nod for her first collaboration of the night. Bringing onstage her childhood idols, ‘NSYNC, they pulled out all the choreographed stops and angled fist-pumps for a Justin Timberlake-less exhibition of “Tearin’ Up My Heart” – a song that appeared on their 1997 debut album. Check out a clip of the performance below.
Next up was Nicki Minaj who performed her officially-released partnerships “Side to Side” and “Bang Bang” with Grande. Despite technical difficulties with Minaj’s mic, the two worked up the crowd with the help of a small brigade of backup dancers that paraded around the stage’s runway. Ariana was then joined by Mase and P. Diddy for a rousing rendition of “Mo Money Mo Problems,” paying homage to deceased rappers Notorious B.I.G., Tupac and Nipsey Hussle, with an aside to Grande’s former partner Mac Miller. “My sister has been through a lot, but she’s still standing!” exclaimed Diddy.