Beyoncé & Destiny's Child Turn Coachella into 'Beychella'!
Can you handle this? We don't think you can handle this: Beyoncé's performance at Coachella Saturday — her very first gig since giving birth to twins in June 2017 — turned into a Destiny's Child reunion!
Surprising the crowd by bringing out Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Beyoncé owned the desert music fest so hard fans began calling it "Beychella."
The ladies were decked out in black-and-bronze looks that referenced and updated their back-in-the-day DC style, performing "Say My Name," "Soldier," and "Lose My Breath." It was their first time performing as a group since Beyoncé's wildly successful Super Bowl Halftime performance five years ago.
As mind-blowing as the DC reunion was, that wasn't all B had in store; with outfit changes, she also performed a generous helping of her own hits, including "Crazy in Love" and "Sorry." Before a rousing rendition of "Run the World (Girls)," the 36-year-old superstar said from the stage, "Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline. Ain't that 'bout a bitch?"
She brought out sister Solange for a "Get Me Bodied" cameo, and even duetted with hubby JAY-Z on "Déjà Vu." The couple hits the road on their second tour, OTR II, starting June 6 overseas.
Dazzling with JAY-Z
The two-hour performance marked Beyoncé's make-good after having to bail on Coachella 2017 due to her pregnancy. This time around, Beyoncé took care to reassure anxious fans, posting on Facebook ahead of her appearance, "I am so excited to see the BeyHive tonight at Coachella. We have been working hard and have a special show planned for you so please be safe and stay hydrated. We need your energy! There will be an hour intermission before my performance, so mark your spot, charge your phones, grab your drinks. Can't wait to see y'all at 11:05pm!"
She was true to her word, and walked away having made the biggest impression on the see-and-be-seen event in years. In a breathless review, Billboard summed things up with, "Of course, when it comes to Beyoncé, nothing ever waivers. Not only did the Queen set a new standard for herself at Coachella, but she set a standard for the entire festival and its future marquee performers — not just as the first black woman to headline the fest, but as an artist whose creative prowess will continue to be nearly impossible to match."