Seems like there is a battle brewing Beyonce and Ariana Grande fans.
Last year the Beyhive dubbed Coachella “Beychella” following Beyoncé’s HBCU-themed performance at the festival. This year Ariana Grande fans titled this year’s concert “Aricella” after she brought out special guests Nicki Minaj and N’Sync during her performance.
Both women now hold a special place in Coachella history as Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the festival and Ariana is the youngest, but when news surfaced that the latter made twice as much as the former, the Beyhive came out to attack.
According to Business Insider, Beyonce was paid approximately $4 million for her 2018, two-hour “Homecoming” show that sparked a Netflix documentary and a live album of the same name where she performed dozens of her hit songs. However, this year, Variety says that Ariana was paid $8 million for her show where she sang her chart-topping tracks from all five of her albums while closely following the same setlist for her “Sweetener World Tour.”
Beyoncé’s fans have taken to social media to share their surprise—and displeasure—with the payout difference, especially with the news that there were hiccups during Ariana’s performance.
Source: Business Insider and Variety.com