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.
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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.
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— Samantha Shahi (@samanthashahi) April 25, 2016