R. Kelly Makes Surprise Appearance at Coachella

Kells remixes "Ignition" with French indie rock band Phoenix.

Posted: 04/15/2013 03:36 PM EDT

Last year the big buzz at Coachella was all about the Tupac hologram that showed up unexpectedly during Dr. Dre’s performance. This year’s big surprise was all about a living, breathing legend.

R.Kelly shocked the crowd in the California desert as he joined Grammy-winning French indie rock group Phoenix during their headlining set. The Pied Piper of R&B did a band-backed remix of his hit “Ignition (Remix)” and joined in on their original cut “1901.”

After leaving the stage, Kells took time out to kick it with Tyler, The Creator, who seemed overjoyed at the encounter.

R. Kelly will be performing at the Staples Center on Sunday, June 30 along with New Edition and the Jacksons as part of the BET Experience.


Get ready for the BET Experience, featuring Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar and many more. Go here for more details and info on how to buy tickets.

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(Photo:  Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

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