Solange Knowles got a surprise guest during her performance at Coachella — her big sister.
Beyonce came on stage to join Solange at the festival, and the two performed together and delivered a synchronized dance to Solange’s song “Losing You.” They laughed together during the joint appearance and ended with with a big hug.
Solange Knowles wasn’t the only one to pull off a big surprise at the festival. Her brother-in-law and Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, joined onetime rival Nas on stage to perform “Dead Presidents II,” which was reportedly the song that set the two rappers into a feud during the 1990s.
There were some other stars who shared the stage — Pharrell, for example, was joined by Nelly, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, and Gwen Stefani — but the duet between Beyonce and Solange Knowles was by far the most popular.
It wasn’t that long ago that Solange was actually taking a step back from the spotlight. In July she announced that she was calling off the European leg of her tour, saying in a message on her official website that she just didn’t have the time or energy to put into performing.
She said in a statement:
I wish I could put in words how much of a difficult decision this was but between moving part time to a new city, starting my son in a new school, and writing/recording my new record. I really had to make the best decision for my mental/physical health and provide some stability for my family.
While Solange Knowles said setting up her 8-year-old son in their new home in Brooklyn was important, some suggested there were other reasons that she pulled back. Perez Hilton suggested that drug use could have played a part, noting that at the Pitchfork Music Festival the singer encouraged fans to light a joint.
“I smell a little bit of herb out there. If you have any, now is the perfect time to light it!” she allegedly told the crowd.
But Solange Knowles appears to have put those issues behind her, and the appearance with Beyonce is proof of that.