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Rapper Snoop Dogg (L) and a hologram of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Rappers Dr. Dre (L) and Snoop Dogg perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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A hologram of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Rapper Dr. Dre performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Rapper 50 Cent performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Eminem performs onstage during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headlining performance on the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Dr. Dre, left, is joined by Eminem during Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headlining performance on the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Munaf Rayani of the band Explosions in the Sky performs during Day 1 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Dr. Dre, left, and Snoop Dogg arrive onstage for their headlining performance during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Getty Images for Coachella)

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Rappers 50 Cent (L) and Snoop Dogg perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Rihanna in the audience during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Lindsay Lohan in the audience during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Actors Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev attend Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Actress Vanessa Hudgens attends Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Katy Perry attends Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Katy Perry (L) and Florence Welch of the band Florence and the Machine attend Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Actor David Hasselhoff attends Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Kesha in the audience during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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INDIO, CA – APRIL 15: Singer Usher performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Florence Welch (R) of the band Florence and the Machine and singer/rapper Azealia Banks attend during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Paris Hilton (2nd from R) and guests attend Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Alexander Antebi (L) and Melody Mercuriadis attend during Day 1 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Rihanna attends David Guetta performance during Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singers Rihanna (L) and Katy Perry in the audience during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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The Madness performs during Day 1 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Macy Gray performs with Awolnation onstage during day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fan danced during Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fan attends Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fans attend Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Merrill Garbus of the band the Tune-Yards performs during Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Andrew Bird (L) musician Michael Lewis of the band Bon Iver backstage during Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Kristi Doane (L) and Johanna Hagin from Santa Cruz, California attend Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Actress Michelle Trachtenberg (L) attends Manchester Orchestra performance during Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze performs during Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician James Mercer of The Shins performs onstage during day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Usher (L) and DJ David Guetta perform onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Mark Davis / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Andrew Wyatt of the band Miike Snow performs during Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Leslie Feist of the band Feist performs during Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Actress Willa Ford attends Day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Johanna Soderberg of First Aid Kit performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Karl Walter / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Santi White aka Santigold performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician/Music Producer Sonny John Moore aka Skrillex attends Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fan dances during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fans dance during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Pelle Almqvist of The Hives performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fans watch The Weeknd perform during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fans attend Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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DJs Stefan Engblom and Olle Corneer of Dada Life perform onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Mark Davis / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fan watches the band Wild Flag perform during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Musician Zach Condon of Beirut performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At The Drive-In performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images for Coachella)

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DJ Girl Talk (aka Gregg Michael Gillis) performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Coachella music fans dance as DJ Girl Talk (aka Gregg Michael Gillis) performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Hope Sandoval (C) of the band Mazzy Star performs during Day 1 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Coachella)

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DJ AVICII performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Mark Davis / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Rihanna performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Mark Davis / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Carrie Brownstein of Wild Flag performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Fans watch rappers Dr. Dre (L) and Snoop Dogg perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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Singer Macy Gray performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Coachella)

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A festival goer wears a mask of Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, during British performer Noel Gallagher’s set on the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Pelle Almqvist of The Hives performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Grace Potter performs with her band The Nocturnals during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Australian artist Gotye performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Festivalgoers in the VIP section watch Santigold’s set during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Noel Gallagher performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Festivalgoers shield themselves from the sun during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys performs during the band’s headlining set on the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

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Jarvis Cocker, Pulp’s lead singer performs on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Friday, April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Brian van der Brug / McClatchy-Tribune News Service)

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Bailey Olstrom, center, joins dancers on the opening day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Arkasha Stevenson / McClatchy-Tribune News Service)

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Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, April 14, 2012 in Indio, California. (Luis Sinco / McClatchy-Tribune News Service)

Snoop & Dr. Dre brought Tupac Shakur back from the dead for a showstopping finale to the first Coachella weekend on Sunday night.

Shakur appeared as a hologram on the festival stage after a tribute performance of his hit California Love and the late star ‘teamed up’ with Snoop on “Ain’t Nothin’ Like A Gangsta Party” after an eerie solo rendition of “Hail Mary” from beyond the grave.

The ghostly apparition drew mixed reactions from those watching the set online, with one fan calling it “wrong on so many levels” and others stunned by the Tupac trick, tweeting, “WTF!”

But most rap fans were thrilled, including the stars in attendance. Katy Perry tweeted, “I think I might have cried when I saw Tupac,” while her pal Rihanna boasted: “TupacBACK unbelievable IWASTHERE STORY4myGrandKidz (sic).”

Estelle added, “TupacBack Yeaaaahhhh omfg… Real tears” and actress Teresa Palmer declared, “Coachella could not be cooler right now.”

It was somewhat of a who’s who of rap, with Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar joining them onstage, while Warren G teamed up with the hip-hop icons for a tribute to the late Nate Dogg and rap trio 213.

Shouting out, “If my homie Nate Dogg was here he’d wanna hear something like this…” Snoop performed “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)” with Warren G, as a photo slideshow of Nate Dogg flashed up on big screens behind and over the stage.

Eminem appeared to rap through “I Need a Doctor” immediately after the Tupac Shakur tribute and then joined his mentor Dre on Forgot About Dre.

50 Cent took to the stage with G-Unit sidekick Tony Yayo for a brief solo set, performing
P.I.M.P. and In Da Club, and Wiz Khalifa joined Snoop for a rendition of their hit Young & Wild & Free.

In between the superstar turns, official headliners Snoop and Dre celebrated their 20-year partnership with a set that included Drop it Like It’s Hot, Next Episode and Gin & Juice.

The duo also performed Dre’s first solo single, “Deep Cover (187),” “Nuthin’ But a G Thang “and a brief cover of House of Pain’s “Jump Around.”

The rap superstars closed their 60-minute set with their classic hit “Still D.R.E.” and it was clear the reclusive producer/hitmaker had really enjoyed what one Twitter fan called “Epichella.” He left the thousands at the festival with the line, “Coachella, I wanna say thank you for all the love over the years.”

Taking to his Twitter.com page after his performance, Wiz Khalifa told fans, “F– 2pac Ahhhhhhh!!! I Performed Wit Dr Dre And Snoop Dogg!!! Awww F– Im So Happy To Be Alive. That Was The Best S– I Seen In My Life! Thank Everybody!!! Snoop. Dre. Warren G. Pac. The Stoners. The Ratchet!!! Usher. 50 Cent. Coachella Was Life Changing!!!”

The stunning weekend festival – perhaps the best ever – also featured headlining performances from The Black Keys and Radiohead and other highlights from Florence & The Machine, Miike Snow, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, M83, The Shins, Bon Iver, A$AP Rocky, Pulp and Arctic Monkeys.

The acts will repeat their performances and festival time slots at a second Coachella next weekend.

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Source : Snoop & Dr. Dre bring back Tupac via hologram – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

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