With thousands of excited Beyhive fans shouting over the dawn at Coachella, Beyoncé made history as she became the first woman of colour to headline the annual Coachella Music Festival. Every minute of her performance—from the entry to the first song Crazy in Love, to special surprises—kept viewers hooked.
The mecca of music, art, culture and celebrities—Coachella—is the one place every artist dreams to go to at least once in their lifetime. It is the place you want to be in if you are an aspiring artist as people from across the globe come to see new artists and engage in cultural interactions. If you are a music enthusiast, this is the place for they have a great line-up with the best songs.
Beyoncé was reportedly supposed to perform at the last year's Coachella but was advised against it by her doctor as she was pregnant with her twins Rumi and Sir Carter. And Lady Gaga stepped in to give an electrifying performance. Beyoncé made the promised comeback this year with a mind-blowing performance.
Beyhives went crazy when her younger sister Solange joined in for a spectacular dance-off, when she and Jay-Z performed Deja-Vu and almost died when there was a surprise reunion of Destiny’s Child. Beyoncé, along with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, performed a few of their 90’s hits.
She thanked the audience for letting her perform and paid a powerful tribute to feminism and all the women out there with a breathtaking performance of Single Ladies and the famous routine Run the World (Girls). As Beyoncé set the stage on fire, Twitter burst with tweets about her show and how the two-hour long performance made history. Fans even called it the highlight of her career. The performance was so captivating that Beyhives renamed Coachella as ‘Beychella.’
Her show was so dazzling that supermodel Cara Delevingne who was vocal about her #Nochella stance had a fangirl moment on social media. Cara Delevingne, like the rest of us, was watching in awe as Beyoncé killed it on the main stage. The model took a moment to appreciate the performance on Instagram, putting up stories and posts to convey her admiration.
Cara posted a picture of the Destiny’s Child reunion with an emotional caption that went; ‘I am speechless. That performance made me burst into tears and sent shivers down my spine. Especially the Destiny’s child reunion. ICONIC is an understatement. Thank you for inspiring so many and for lifting eac other up.” She concluded the caption with #GirlPower and tagging Michelle Williams, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland.
Delevingne also posted a story poll of the reunion that said ‘Anyone else cry….??’ She was soon slammed by the people claiming that she is ‘contradicting herself’ from her #Nochella move. She had earlier voiced her discontent by boycotting Coachella for the reason that the festival's co-owner Philip Anschutz is anti-LGBTQ and and pro-gun. Cara had called him out for donating to anti-LGBTQ organisations.
Her fans were left confused after she posted her appreciation of Beyoncé’s performance and said that she was being hypocritical. Why was she supporting a performance of Coachella when she so strongly felt that the owner is homophobic? Cara faced a backlash of criticism for her posts but soon enough shut them down with a clarifying post and comments.
She posted another story shortly enough where she confirmed her stand. ‘Some people are commenting on the fact that I posted about by anger towards the owner of Coachella and then about Beyoncé.’ Cara said, ‘My hashtag was #Nochella. I still refuse to go to a festival that is owned by someone who is anti lgbtq and pro gun. I am allowed to shame that man and the festival and show my appreciation of an artist at the same time.’ She continued, ‘Just because I love beyonce doesn’t mean I now love Coachella. I still wouldn’t go. And I will let nothing get in the way of me showing my love or hate for something. Don’t let anyone com between you and your truth.’
Cara was being the bold girl she is and made her opinions very clear to everyone. That’s why you don’t mess with Cara Delevingne.