For the second weekend of Coachella, Ariana Grande brought out more special guests for her headlining performance with a surprise appearance by Justin Bieber.
The two pop icons joined forces on Sunday night when Bieber appeared on stage to perform his smash single, ‘Sorry’ alongside Grande.
“I wasn’t going to bring out any guests tonight,” said Grande. “But my friend Justin Bieber came all the way out.”
As the audience went wild, Bieber told the crowds his performance was unplanned, and he was attending Coachella just as a festival-goer, which he’s been in recent years.
“I haven’t been onstage in, like, two years,” said Bieber. “I wore this fly outfit, not knowing that I was gonna be onstage.”
After thanking the audience, he added that a new album was coming soon. The pop singer had recently announced he was taking a hiatus from music to focus on his mental health back in March, so this came as a huge surprise to fans. Bieber has not released a new album since 2015’s Purpose, but has dropped a few singles in the interim.
The two pop sensations also recently appeared (albeit in animated form) in the music video for ‘Earth’, an environmental anthem by comedy rapper Lil Dicky, alongside Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Miley Cyrus, and a dozen other celebrities.
For her debut headlining set, Grande has been pulling out all the stops, initiating a ‘Nsync reunion and bringing out frequent collaborator Nicki Minaj during the first weekend of Coachella. During the end of last week’s performance, she saved the most surprising guests for last, when Diddy and Mase made a special appearance to perform ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ and gave shoutouts to the late rappers Biggie, 2Pac and Mac Miller.
Grande is currently on global tour in support of her two No. 1 albums, Sweetener and thank u, next.
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