The Weeknd, who headlined, reportedly almost cried during his set while singing “Call Out My Name,” a song that is thought to be about his ex, Selena Gomez. At some points during the song, it almost seemed like he wasn’t able to finish the line, like, “And when times were rough, when times were rough/I made sure I held you close to me.”
Abel also performed “Wasted Times,” which is seen as a song about wanting to get back together with his other ex, Bella Hadid.
SZA also performed on Friday night, and brought out Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, and Trippie Redd. SZA and Kendrick performed the CTRL cut, “Doves in the Wind” and their joint track from the Black Panther soundtrack, “All the Stars.” Rashad made a special appearance for the CTRL track “Pretty Little Birds,” and Trippie popped out for his song “Dark Knight Dummo.”
Kendrick had been a surprise guest earlier that evening, making an appearance during Vince Staples’ set for “Yeah Right.”
Daniel Caesar was joined by the ever-mysterious H.E.R. to perform “Best Part,” and also performed “Hold Me Down” from Freudian.
During the day, Kali Uchis performed new material from her debut studio album Isolation, including the Steve Lacy produced track “Just a Stranger.”
Earlier on Friday, Chance the Rapper popped out during SuperDuperKyle’s set, to perform Lil Yachty's verses on “iSpy,” and for the Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment song “Wanna Be Cool.”