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Lauryn Hill Joined By Wyclef For Mini Fugees Reunion During Coachella Set By Son YG Marley

Busta Rhymes also took the stage during the afternoon slot to perform two of his classics.

Lauryn Hill performs with The Fugees at Barclays Center on Oct. 19, 2023 in New York City.

Lauryn Hill performs with The Fugees at Barclays Center on Oct. 19, 2023 in New York City.

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It was a family affair on Sunday (April 14) at Coachella when Lauryn Hill surprised attendees at her son YG Marley’s afternoon set with a run through a few of her solo classics, as well as an unexpected get-together with Fugees bandmate Wyclef for a run through their group’s beloved hits.

Wearing an orange-and-black suit and rocking white beads in her hair, Hill walked out on stage and hugged her second-born son before dropping into The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill solo hit “Ex-Factor,” with Marley running around the stage adding ad-libs throughout.


Hill continued with a fierce dancehall-spiked performance of her debut album’s “Lost Ones,” followed by an on-stage reunion with her Fugees bandmate Wyclef Jean for collaborations on their group’s beloved hits, including “Killing Me Softly,” “Ready or Not” and “Fu-Gee-La”; their third Fugees mate, Pras, did not make an appearance, though YG did justice to his parts while filling in on “Ready or Not.” The family also paid tribute to YG’s late grandfather, reggae superstar Bob Marley, with bits of “One Love” and “Exodus.”

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Those who posted up at the Main Stage early also got another surprise when Busta Rhymes and his trusty hype man, Spliff Star, hopped up to blitz through Busta’s hits, “Put Your Hand Where My Eyes Could See” as well as his verse from Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now.”

It was just one of many surprise cameos from Sunday’s star-studded lineup, which also had headliner Doja Cat roping A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage and Teezo Touchdown in for her festival-wrapping set, Will Smith making a surprise appearance during J Balvin’s performance and Justin Bieber hitting the stage with Tems and Wizkid for “Essence.” In addition, Bebe Rexha was joined by David Guetta for their dance smash “I’m Good (Blue),” DJ Snake’s set included pop-ins from Robin S. and Peso Pluma and Lil Yachty tapped indie rocker Mac DeMarco.

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Check out footage from the surprise Hill set below.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.
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Arthur Fogel photographed in Los Angeles.
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Arthur Fogel photographed in Los Angeles.

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