Coachella was all the rage this weekend as fans took in the performers which included the headlining set from Ariana Grande to close out Sunday’s events (April 14). The singer brought out friend and collaborator Nicki Minaj in a surprise set but technical difficulties made it a tough night for the Queens superstar.
Twitter and the Coachella crowd was ablaze with excitement during Minaj’s introduction but things swiftly went downhill when it became apparent Minaj’s microphone was jacked up and that she couldn’t hear herself. Grande blasted the sound man for jacking up the big moment but the show had to go on despite the embarrassment suffered.
Both fans and detractors of Minaj took to Twitter to comment on the moment with most seemingly siding with the fact the issues were out of Minaj and Grande’s hands. We’ve collected some of those responses below.
I don't think Nicki in ear mics are working properly. Seems like she's trying to hear off of the speakers.— I'm not Chip 🚫 (@ThatDudeMCFLY) April 15, 2019
Ughhhhhhh as an artist watching Nicki, I feel so fucking bad. If you’re not a performer who uses in ears, it’s hard to understand cause its not her fault !!!! Technical difficulties happen !!! My heart goes outtttt don’t hold it against her y’all— cristal (@cristalramirezn) April 15, 2019
someone help nicki immediately— Lani Renaldo (@lanirenaldo) April 15, 2019
Awww I feel bad for Nicki. We know she can’t hear shit. Ugh sucks! #Coachella— Kailah (@kailah_casillas) April 15, 2019
Ariana: Give it up for Nicki Minaj!— kenton stan account (@whattabxtch) April 15, 2019
Anyone who just watched that shit: pic.twitter.com/inZ9OoiEru
whoever messed with nicki’s mic best believe we gon hear about it on queen radio— Lani Renaldo (@lanirenaldo) April 15, 2019