Ariana Grande performs with NSYNC at Coachella
Ariana Grande has stunned fans with an incredible Coachella performance during which she was joined by NSYNC and Nicki Minaj.
Grande opened up with “God Is a Woman” before transitioning into “Bad Idea.” She then launched into a performance of “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.”
It wasn’t long before Grande was joined on stage by NSYNC—minus Justin Timberlake—for a rousing performance of the group’s classic hit, “It’s Tearing Up My Heart.”
Ariana Grande and NSYNC had hinted at the performance
Both Grande and the members of NSYNC had hinted that they would be performing together in a series of cryptic tweets.
JC Chasez tweeted: “Mic check, mic check one… two… is this thing on?!?”
Grande then quoted the tweet aid said: “….sure is.”
“I’ve been rehearsing my whole motherf***ing life for this moment. Make some noise for NSYNC!”
– Ariana Grande
When NSYNC came out on stage, Grande said: “I’ve been rehearsing my whole motherf**king life for this moment. Make some noise for NSYNC!”
She was later joined on stage by Nicki Minaj for a performance of “Bang Bang” and “Side to Side”—however, the pair appeared to experience technical issues with Minaj apparently losing her in-ear audio during the performance.
Later in her wide-ranging set, she performed “No Tears Left to Cry” and “Thank U, Next.”
Ariana Grande hinted at bisexuality in ‘Monopoly’
The pop star’s Coachella set comes just two weeks after she released her new song “Monopoly” with Victoria Monét.
The song roused Grande’s LGBT+ fans as she appeared to hint that she might be bisexual. In the song, Grande sings the line: “I like women and men.”
Monét, who is openly bisexual, also raps the lyric.
Fans began speculating online that Grande could be bisexual. However, she later clarified that she has not defined her sexuality before and said she still doesn’t feel the need to do so.
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Ariana Grande last year revealed that she has PTSD after the Manchester Arena bombing
Last summer, Ariana Grande revealed that she has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017.
In an interview with British Vogue, she said: “It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing.
“I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well. Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience – like I shouldn’t even say anything.
“I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.”