Ariana Grande Surprises Coachella Attendees With *NSYNC, Nicki Minaj, Diddy, and Mase

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Ariana Grande took to the Coachella stage as the Sunday headliner on April 14. Grande brought out a number of special guests including *NSYNC, Nicki Minaj, Diddy, and Mase during her hour and a half set.

Before her performance even began, Grande had the fest Ariana-fied. An art instillation featuring seven giant pink diamond rings appeared on festival grounds, a nod to her single “7 Rings.” She also had her own spoofed larger than life Starbucks drink sculpture. Fans could even order an Acai-ana Grande bowl to eat in the food court area of the festival!

The first special guest of the evening was *NSYNC with members Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, and Chris Kirkpatrick. Unfortunately, Justin Timberlake is finishing up his current tour and was not apart of the show. The five-piece performed “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” to the delight of fans. In the song, Grande sampled the group’s song “It Makes Me Ill.”

Grande told the crowd, “Coachella I’ve been rehearsing my whole mother f–king life for this moment, make some noise for *NSYNC!” Grande and the group performed *NSYNC’s hit “Tearin’ Up My Heart” with perfectly synchronized choreography to the song. Member Joey Fatone even picked up Grande and ran her down the catwalk during the epic performance.

The next surprise guest was Minaj. The pair performed their collaborations on “Side To Side” and “Bang, Bang.” The ladies even coordinated outfits with the same deep purple color. Minaj seemed to struggle with in-ear or timing difficulties during a point in her verse of “Bang, Bang.”

Grande spared no expense when it came to the production of her show and even had fireworks midway through her set. She even had a string section for “Breathin’.”

Grande paid tribute to Mac Miller, Tupac Shakur, and Biggie Smalls with a performance of “Mo Money Mo Problems” featuring special guests Diddy and Mase.

Grande closed out the last night of weekend one with “thank you next” to a crowd that was screaming every lyric back to her.
Ariana Grande Coachella Set List:

Raindrops (An Angel Cried)

God Is a Woman

Bad Idea

Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored with *NSYNC

Tearin’ Up My Heart with *NSYNC

R.E.M.

Be Alright

Sweetener

Side to Side with Nicki Minaj

Bang. Bang with Nicki Minaj

7 Rings

Love Me Harder

Breathin

Needy

Right There / Break Your Heart Right Back

Mo Money Mo Problems with Mase and P. Diddy

NASA

Goodnight n Go

In My Head

The Light Is Coming

Into You

Dangerous Woman

Break Free

No Tears Left to Cry

Thank U, Next

 

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