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Usher pays tribute to Prince at Coachella

He sang 'I Would Die 4 U' and '1999' with Major Lazer on Sunday

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Coachella’s second weekend was full of Prince tributes, as it began just one day after the funk icon died on April 21. And on Sunday, Usher gave a rousing performance of two beloved songs: “I Would Die 4 U” and “1999.”

Appearing during Major Lazer’s set, Usher sang in front of a purple backdrop that featured falling purple rain.

After Prince’s death, Usher posted a note to Instagram and wrote, “Just landed and received horrible news. Such an iconic legend. Will forever cherish u & what u gave this earth sir. What u created will last for the rest of humanity. It hits me more and more every time…I can’t believe this. I am going to give u my all. Love u so much Prince.”

During the festival, other artists like Ellie Goulding, LCD Soundsystem, Sufjan Stevens, and Gallant performed Prince tunes to honor the late star.

See fan-shot footage of Usher’s performance below.