Kanye West‘s Sunday Service at Coachella was absolutely massive — and according to a report, there were over 50,000 spectators there for the gospel-inspired set.
Coachella’s “production sources” were the ones who fed TMZ the 50k tally. They claimed to have been counting as people rushed in. Once the gates were open, fans were literally running across the field to get a good spot, so they must have been counting pretty quickly.
As TMZ tells it: “Coachella averages about 100k total attendees every weekend, so for half to show up just for ‘Ye is a really big deal.” Other sources are questioning whether this is true.
While the tally sounds quite iffy, the performance was surely uplifting, beautifully composed, and star-studded, with A-list guests including the entire Kardashian clan, DMX, Donald Glover, Lizzo, Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper and many, many more.
The iconic rapper/producer and friends performed tracks including “Jesus Walks,” “All Falls Down,” and a brand new debut — “Water.” All sprinkled within hymns and well known spiritual songs.
I attended Sunday Service myself, as just a little pixel in the photos below. Yes — I was one of those that stayed up all night and got in line early to get a spot at the rail for Ye. Regardless of the amount of people there, it was amazing — 50k or not. That, I can confirm.
Kanye West’s Sunday Service
— HYPEBEAST Music (@hypebeastmusic) April 22, 2019
Say what you want about Kanye West, but this man is truly a once in a lifetime visionary. Each performance/atmosphere is different from the last, and one that the people will never forget. #SundayService #Coachella pic.twitter.com/KTsElBziKz
— Kanye Source (@KanyeSource) April 21, 2019