Lady Gaga and Beyoncé may both be queens of music in their own rights, but they both have very different, yet very powerful fan bases.
Beyoncé has always appealed to minority women the most strongly, while Gaga dominated with the LGBTQ crowd.
Admittedly, when I heard the news that Gaga would replace Beyoncé at Coachella, I assumed fans would be upset. After all, we live in an internet age when change is hard and it’s easy to pass judgment.
But I was pleasantly surprised by the reactions.
Gaga will kill it.
— James Delgado (@JimiTheDevil) February 28, 2017
— Marc FC (@marcfc) February 28, 2017
— SnowFlake (@WIBOUND) February 28, 2017
— Festive Luke ☃️ (@lukeygaga) March 1, 2017
gon' kill it!!!
— Brandon Robinson (@nylerobin) February 28, 2017
The fact that Gaga is headlining Coachella is bigger than the simple fact that she will be attending instead of Beyoncé. Gaga is only the second woman to headline the show, aside from Björk in 2007.
It was already going to be a busy year for Gaga, who performed at the Super Bowl and is kicking off her Joanne world tour Aug. 1.
Don’t worry, all you Beyoncé fans out there. She isn’t ditching Coachella forever, but will instead headline in 2018 after she gives birth to her twins. Given that she would most likely be in her third trimester during the festival, it’s no wonder she was taking her doctor’s advice to sit this one out.
As of now, Gaga has yet to comment on the big news that she’s headlining the weekend, but we’re guessing she’s just as stoked as we are. First, performing at every major event ever. Next, world domination.
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