Let’s be clear: no artist at any festival at any point in the near (or distant) future can top Beyoncé’s breathtaking performance at Coachella on Saturday night. But somebody had to follow Bey as Sunday night’s headliner, and that unfortunate responsibility belonged to Eminem.
Nevertheless, Slim Shady commemorated his first Coachella appearance in six years by bringing out a couple of big guns: first, 50 Cent, who performed a medley of “Patiently Waiting,” “I Got Money,” “In Da Club” and “My Life”; and later Dr. Dre, who joined him for “Still D.R.E.” and “Forgot About Dre,” as well as Snoop Dogg’s “Nuthin’ but a G Thang” and 2Pac’s “California Love.”
Of course, Em also ran through classic records of his own while poking fun at the elephant in the
room Valley (the elephant being Eminem is objectively not as good as he once was). During the set, Em teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel for a special edition of Mean Tweets, which was played on the big screen. “Coachella, can I take you back to a time when I was actually good?” Em joked.
Watch clips from Eminem’s headlining Coachella performance below.
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