The sun had set in Indio Valley while everyone waited anxiously for Drake’s headlining performance at Coachella. He was, of course late—22 minutes to be exact. Many in the crowd lit up blunts to pass the time, talking about who was going to be the special guest performer. From The Weekend to Nicki Minaj to Beyonce, every single person knew something epic was about to go down for the last performance of Coachella’s opening weekend.
We just didn’t know we would be witnessing a make out session between Drake, 28, and Madonna, who will be 57 this August.
You think watching that over the Internet is awkward? Try seeing it go down in person, when you’re 12 hours into a festival and already fairly confused about where the hell Madonna even came from. Even though the Internet has been going nuts over Drake’s reaction, sources told TMZ it was Madonna’s lipstick that Drake couldn’t handle. The kiss was supposedly unplanned as well.
It was one of those rare concert moments where no one really knew what to say. “Is that Iggy Azalea?” someone asked. “No, I think it’s Lady Gaga,” someone sadly muttered back. I looked over at my group and shook my head, as we all realized who it was. Puzzled looks turned to skepticism as she started performing songs no one knew the words to (really, no one did). Everyone in the crowd waited all weekend to hear Drake perform club bangers like “0 to 100” and “Lovin’ the Crew” with The Weekend, so needless to say it was surprising.
Madonna told US Weekly, “The lifelong ambition I still want to fulfill is to go on a dream date with Drake — and only kiss him.” Well, looks like Madonna got her wish.
Weirdly cool things happen every year at Coachella, but this was just weird. But Playboy’s lost nude photos of Madonna will remind you of why she’s still the ultimate sex icon.
Nicole Theodore is an editorial assistant at Playboy. She walked an aching 22,000 steps at Coachella yesterday. Follow her on Twitter.