Coachella 2012: Rihanna, The Weeknd and Azealia Banks Rock the Stage — Video
Coachella 2012 offered hip-hop and R&B fans a wealth of surprises with the appearance of a Tupac hologram during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s headlining performance as well as a ton of stars showing up in the audience to support some of their rhyming and singing peers. Rihanna, who also grabbed the mic for a set with Calvin Harris, was among the entertainers watching shows and taking in the spectacle in Palm Springs, Calif.
Besides the 24-year-old pop star, who sang “We Found Love,” jumped down from the stage to hug fellow singer Katy Perry and then proceeded to crowd-surf, rising performers The Weeknd and Azealia Banks also commanded the audience with their lyrical intensity.
Banks hit the stage for her banger “212,” “F— Up the Fun,” her rendition of Prodigy’s “Firestarter” and a bevy of other tracks.
Watch Azealia Perform at Coachella 2012
Watch The Weeknd Perform at Coachella 2012
Watch Rihanna’s “You Da One” Video