Yesterday, Lizzo made her Coachella debut, but her set was interrupted by sound problems. While Lizzo was performing “Worship,” the backing track cut out mid-song, forcing Lizzo singing the song acappella. Meanwhile, her backup dancers and DJ continued performing the choreography to silence.
Later on, Lizzo addressed the issues. “It’s my first time playing Coachella, so ain’t nothing gonna fuck my time up, bitch!” she said to the packed crowd, according to Variety. Then, she directed her comments to the sound techs: “So when I’m headlining next time, I’m gonna need my motherfucking ears to work.” The sound dropped out yet again for the set’s finale “Juice.”
Lizzo wasn’t the only artist who encountered technical difficulties at Coachella this past weekend. On Saturday, Billie Eilish brought out Vince Staples as a surprise guest, but he couldn’t be heard due to a supposedly faulty mic. During Ariana Grande’s headline set last night, she and Nicki Minaj had to navigate monitor problems, as they apparently couldn’t hear anything in their ear pieces.