Is Ariana Grande more talented than Beyoncé? Coachella thinks so

Beyoncé (Photo Credit: Bang News)

Beyoncé’s Coachella performance was a culture-shifting moment for this generation. Although Beyoncé’s bold and Black show spawned an inspirational Netflix documentary and live album, Homecoming, the “Crazy in Love” singer was reportedly still slighted in terms of pay.

Ariana Grande, who is the headlining act for this year’s festival, was paid $8 million for her Coachella set, according to Variety. In contrast, Beyoncé, who was the first Black woman to headline the festival, received between $3 and $4 million for her awe-inspiring Coachella performance that became known as Beychella.

Beyoncé’s Beyhive (her fan base) shared their frustrations about the unequal pay on social media.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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