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Belly Attacked by Coachella Security

Just as The Weeknd was closing his Coachella set on Friday (Apr. 20), his longtime collaborator Belly was reportedly assaulted by the festival’s security staff.

A video obtained by TMZ shows several security guards pummeling Belly, who co-wrote The Weeknd’s hit “The Hills.” They surround him and punch him several times in the clip, but the reason behind the attack is unknown.

Witnesses say that Belly, who also performed at the festival, and a group of people were walking from the sound booth to the VIP section near the stage before the incident took place.

The rapper took to Twitter after the incident. “20 of you pussies couldn’t take me off my feet,” he wrote, adding, “no negative bullshit can steal my joy.. I performed the best show of my life, on 4/20 at Coachella!! I really came from nothing, and I’m still here.. it’s gotta mean something.”

The Weeknd and Belly are frequent collaborators. In 2015, they joined forces on “Might Not” off Belly’s mixtape Up for Days. Belly also co-wrote a series of songs for The Weeknd, including “Often,” “The Hills,” “As You Are,” and “Six Feet Under.”

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J. Cole’s ‘KOD’ Sets Spotify Opening Day Record

J. Cole is already making his mark with KOD. On Friday (Apr. 20), the album’s title track shattered Spotify’s opening day record for streams in the U.S.

According to Chart Data, Cole’s joint earned 4.2 million streams in 24 hours, surpassing Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.” The latter earned 3.8 million streams on the day it dropped.

Other songs on the list include Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.” (3.6 million), KOD’s “Photograph” (3.55 million), and The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name” (3.5 million), according to Chart Data.

“KOD” and “Photograph” are two streaming standouts from J. Cole’s latest album, the follow-up to 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only. On Friday (Apr. 20), the Fayetteville rapper also released a video for “ATM.”

KOD is projected to top the Billboard 200 in its first week. Cole’s last two albums, 4 Your Eyez Only and 2014’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, both entered the chart at No. 1 before going platinum.

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Beyoncé Brings Out J Balvin for ‘Mi Gente’ at Coachella

After making history with Beychella, Beyoncé delivered a few surprises for Coachella’s second weekend on Saturday (Apr. 21).

Some of those new touches came in her wardrobe. Instead of a yellow hoodie, Queen Bey swapped it out for a pink one. Her Nefertiti-inspired Balmain outfit was white instead of black, and she also wore a shimmering pink sweatshirt at one point.

J Balvin was the evening’s surprise guest. The Colombian sensation popped up for the global dance party “Mi Gente (Remix)” with the queen. “ESTO ES PA LOS LATINOS Y EL MUNDO,” Balvin wrote on Instagram, which translates to “This is for the Latinos and the world.”

Otherwise, Queen Bey kept much of her critically-heralded show intact with minor shifts. Destiny’s Child returned for “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name,” and “Soldier,” wearing shiny silver outfits instead of the black and brown army-inspired ensembles.

Solange also reemerged during “Get Me Bodied.” This time, however, their mini dance battle ended with a fall, as Bey failed to pick her sister up and they tumbled to the floor. The Knowles sisters played it off with laughter.

Bey made history as the first black woman to headline Coachella. Her acclaimed set was also the most-watched ‘Chella performance on YouTube in the history of their live stream partnership. To celebrate her momentous Beychella set, ‘Yoncé donated $100,000 to students from historically black colleges and universities.

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