2 Chainz, Offset, Coi Leray, And More Join DJ Khaled To Open Beyonce's First "RENAISSANCE" LA Show

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DJ Khaled and 2 Chainz attend Hot 97's Summer Jam 2016 at MetLife Stadium on June 5, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Just when you think Khaled's done bringing out guests, he has anotha one.

Thus far on Beyonce's RENAISSANCE World Tour, we haven't seen too many surprise guests take the stage alongside her. Of course, her eldest child, Blue Ivy Carter, has been a regular performance staple alongside Queen B, and her troupe of dancers has been keeping audiences more than entertained. For her first performance in Los Angeles on Friday (September 1) night, however, the Houston native finally felt as though it was time to recruit some of her fellow creatives to share her stage. Late in August, it was confirmed that DJ Khaled would have the honour of opening for Beyonce. He made sure to impress with the friends that he brought along.

Not only did the DJ bring Coi Leray out from the East Coast to sing her smash hit "Players" single, but we also saw Offset pay tribute to Michael Jackson once again. The father of five dressed in a black and silver outfit, similarly styled to the King of Pop before performing a throwback favourite, "Ric Flair Drip" to Beyonce's audience. A few West Coast icons also made appearances, such as Roddy Ricch (though he appeared to run into technical difficulties during his song), and Wiz Khalifa.

DJ Khaled Had a Blast Opening for Beyonce with His Friends

The latter put everyone in attendance in a feel-good mood with "Young, Wild, and Free" before Lil Wayne turned the energy up with "Encore." RENAISSANCE tickets were undeniably expensive, but with such a star-studded roster of opening acts, they were worth every penny for music lovers in LA.

Besides the talent joining DJ Khaled and Bey on stage, plenty of famous faces were spotted in the crowd as well. Among them were Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, Kelly Rowland, Kris Jenner, Issa Rae, and dozens more.

Videos from the Show

Keep scrolling to see more videos from DJ Khaled's opening set during Beyonce's latest RENAISSANCE tour date. Which of the "GOD DID" hitmaker's surprise guests would you be most excited to see live? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.