He sang 'I Would Die 4 U' and '1999' with Major Lazer on Sunday
Coachella’s second weekend was full of Prince tributes, as it began just one day after the funk icon died on April 21. And on Sunday, Usher gave a rousing performance of two beloved songs: “I Would Die 4 U” and “1999.”
Appearing during Major Lazer’s set, Usher sang in front of a purple backdrop that featured falling purple rain.
After Prince’s death, Usher posted a note to Instagram and wrote, “Just landed and received horrible news. Such an iconic legend. Will forever cherish u & what u gave this earth sir. What u created will last for the rest of humanity. It hits me more and more every time…I can’t believe this. I am going to give u my all. Love u so much Prince.”
During the festival, other artists like Ellie Goulding, LCD Soundsystem, Sufjan Stevens, and Gallant performed Prince tunes to honor the late star.
See fan-shot footage of Usher’s performance below.