Usher pranks the crowd at Dreamville Fest announcing Beyonce as special guest

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  • Published on April 3, 2023
  • Last Updated June 8, 2023
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In an April Fool's Day prank, Usher told the Dreamville Fest crowd that Beyoncé would be joining him on stage for his Saturday night headlining set

Saturday night, during his headlining set at the Dreamville Fest, Usher played a hilarious April Fools’ joke by telling fans that Beyoncé would join him onstage, only to point out that it was indeed April 1.

“I said I would have a special surprise for you tonight, should I tell you what that surprise is? Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, put your hands together for the one, the only, Beyoncé,” Usher announced, and the attendees lost it.

Usher then gave a performance on par with his breakthrough role in “Light It Up” by casually wandering around the stage for the next minute, apparently attempting to drag someone onto it who was hidden from view. With much anticipation, Usher took the mic again and uttered the words, “April Fools.”

By the end of his career-spanning headline act, Usher did pull out a surprise, which was somewhat of a solace, notedRolling Stone. He introduced two special guests who happened to be in the audience. The City Girls appeared on stage with the artist to perform their song “Good Love.”

Performers on the first night of the two-day event included Lute, Key Glock, Jessie Reyez, Sean Paul, the City Girls, Ari Lennox, and Lil Durk.

Burna Boy, Baby Tate, Waka Flocka Flame, Summer Walker, and many more kept the high-quality performances coming on Sunday, April 2. J. Cole, the festival’s jefe, was, of course, present.

Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina saw Cole deliver a career-spanning concert before bringing out Drake for the night’s finale. After opening with “Sicko Mode,” Drizzy sang such hits as “Started from the Bottom,” “Know Yourself,” “Nonstop,” and “God’s Plan,” as highlighted byCOMPLEX.

Drake then astonished the audience by introducing GloRilla, who performed her hit “F.N.F. (Let’s Go).”

However, he had more in store for the audience than just that. Lil Uzi Vert then joined Drake onstage to perform “XO Tour Llif3” and “Just Wanna Rock.”

Drake then introduced Lil Wayne a few minutes later to seal the deal.

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