Ariana Grande performed at Coachella last night, the first of two headlining sets at the music festival we all love to mock. There were some sound issues but that didn’t stop Arichella from tearing it up (although confession time, I saw that title trending and thought it was a Game of Thrones character). Grande performed with Nicki Minaj for a couple of numbers, and shared the stage with Diddy and Mase, who paid tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. with a performance of ‘Mo Money Mo Problems.’ To make the evening even more fun for nostalgia geeks, Grande brought out *NSYNC to perform with her. Well, she brought out most of them. Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake was notably absent because he’s currently on tour solo for that album nobody bought.
No way! Ariana Grande brought out NSYNC (minus Justin Timberlake) at Coachella and they performed one of my favourite songs! 😭 pic.twitter.com/vg31aVnIzs— 𝕹𝖔𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖌𝖆 (@norizzlepie) April 15, 2019
Grande, who was clearly living for this moment, said she had been ‘rehearsing my whole f*cking life for this moment’, before they launched into ‘Tearing Up My Heart’, with Ariana doing all the JT bits. Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass also joined Grande on a portion of her own song ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’, which samples their song ‘It Makes Me Ill’.
Twitter was, of course, delighted, and they brought not only the Timberlake shade but the JC love, because we all know who the real star of that band was.
The power of Ariana bringing out NSYNC as it should’ve been with JC as the front man— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 15, 2019
An *NSYNC performance without Justin Timberlake? JC Chasez has been waiting YEARS for this. #ARICHELLA— Taylor Banks (@MsTaylorBanks) April 15, 2019
Sorry not sorry, Justin. He’s doing fine, obviously, but it’s always fun to be reminded that *NSYNC weren’t The Justin Timberlake Show.
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