Bad Bunny made history at Coachella on Friday night (Apr. 14) with his headlining set. While performing his biggest hits, the Puerto Rican superstar also appeared to address the criticism he has faced this past year, among other highlights.
Bad Bunny is the first Latine artist to headline Coachella. The Puerto Rican superstar brought his top-selling World’s Hottest Tour to the Coachella mainstage. During his two-hour long set, Benito performed his hits like “Tití Me Preguntó,” “Moscow Mule,” and “Neverita” from his Un Verano Sin Ti album.
The special guests during Bad Bunny’s Coachella set included Jowell y Randy and Ñengo Flow, who joined him for the YHLQMDLG smash “Safaera.” Fellow Boricua singer Jhayco also emerged to perform multiple songs with him. Together, they sang their hits “Dákiti,” “Tarot,” and the “No Me Conoce” remix. Dahian El Apechao and his band also made an appearance and performed “Después De La Playa” with Bad Bunny.
One of the night’s highlights was when Post Malone came out as another special guest. But due to sound difficulties, they had to scrap their performance after sharing a hug onstage. Bad Bunny later uploaded a video of the rehearsal with Post Malone to his Instagram account. While Post Malone played the guitar, he sang his J Balvin collaboration “La Canción” solo.
Earlier this year, a video went viral of Bad Bunny’s tossing a fan’s phone in the Dominican Republic. He also made headlines after appearing on alleged dates with Kendall Jenner, who joined him for most of the Coachella festivities. While speaking with the audience, Bad Bunny appeared to talk about his latest controversies.
“You won’t get to know the real me through a video on Instagram, an interview, or a TikTok,” he said in Spanish. “If you really want to get to know me, I’m inviting you to my home.”
Bad Bunny also gave a history lesson on Latine music during his set. He included a video montage that paid tribute to salsa music icons like Celia Cruz, La Lupe, and Johnny Pacheco. Bad Bunny also saluted reggaeton music’s Afro-Latine pioneers like Tego Calderón and Don Omar in another montage.