Ariana Grande and Beyoncé Were Paid the Same for Coachella — $4M Per Weekend for Total of $8M: Report
And both women were reportedly paid the same $8 million, despite rumors that 25-year-old Grande, who became the youngest ever act to headline the festival, made double the amount as 37-year-old Beyoncé, who is the first black woman to headline Coachella.
According to The Blast, the women were paid $4 million for each weekend and the contracts for Grande and Beyoncé were “structured exactly the same way.”
Reps for both Grande and Beyoncé did not return PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
Neither Coachella nor Goldenvoice, the company who operates the music festival, immediately responded to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
On April 14, the pop star surprised fans by bringing out Nicki Minaj, Diddy and ‘NSYNC, who reunited (minus Justin Timberlake) for a collab of Grande’s “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” — which samples an old ‘NSYNC song, “It Makes Me Ill,” from their 2000 album, No Strings Attached — as well as a remix of their 1997 classic, “Tearin’ Up My Heart.”
Meanwhile, the Bey Hive is once again talking about Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella set, thanks to the release of her Netflix documentary film, Homecoming.
Beyoncé also put on a reunion of her own for both Coachella weekends: Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined the mother of three on stage for a medley of their classics.