Vince Staples gave a memorable performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Friday night, thanks to his bluntness and surprise guest. According to Sonaiya Kelley of the Los Angeles Times, Vince referred to Coachella’s main stage as the “white people stage” and referenced the festival’s stereotypical hipster crowd.
“I know y’all don’t know who I am cause none of y’all look like me,” the Long Beach, California rapper reportedly told the crowd, while wearing what appeared to be a bulletproof vest.
Vince’s set included “Big Fish,” “745,” and “Blue Suede,” with some in attendance taking to Twitter to note the crowd was “dry.”
Never going to Coachella. Vince Staples gave y'all one of the best songs of last year live and yall were dead. He when brought out Kendrick for it. Lawd you ungrateful bastards lol— Dre Stoppable. (@DreKagez) April 14, 2018
Vince staples got on the main stage at Coachella and said “This the white people stage. I know y’all don’t know who I am cause none of y’all look like me, but I don’t give a fuck”— President Fish (@My_Fish_Died) April 14, 2018
Ok Vince Staples commenting on how Coachella is a white people’s stage had me rolling. #Coachella18— Emily Cabral (@emitommo) April 14, 2018
Just want to remind everyone at Coachella right now that I TOLD ALL OF YOU ABOUT VINCE STAPLES TWO YEARS AGO. YOU’RE WELCOME.— Emily Osment (@EmilyOsment) April 14, 2018
The crowd got arguably Friday’s biggest surprise guest when Vince brought out Kendrick Lamar to perform “Yeah Right” with him as the final song of his set.
kung fu kenny pic.twitter.com/7PykbMRSTr— Mr. World Premiere 🇯🇲 (@yardieiz4life) April 14, 2018
Vince and Kendrick also appeared together on “Opps” from Black Panther: The Album, which they didn't perform. However, you can watch their "Yeah Right" performance above.