By Rob Markman with reporting by James Lacsina
Tupac’s hologram stole the show at Coachella this past weekend, but Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg also had a few notable live guests. Eminem, 50 Cent and Warren G all made appearances, as did Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa, who performed “Young, Wild and Free” with Snoop early in the set. Wiz didn’t get to spend time on stage with Holo-Pac, but he appreciated the significance of the night.
“I went out before the holographic Tupac so I actually didn’t get to share [the stage],” Khalifa told MTV News on Wednesday during a break from shooting the “Payphone” music video with Maroon 5. “It’s cool. Dr. Dre and Snoop are alive, so that was pretty awesome to be up there with them, but yeah, it was awesome.”
Khalifa admitted that the ’Pac-o-gram made him a bit uneasy though. “I don’t know, it kinda freaked me out,” he said.
Kendrick Lamar, who performed his new single “The Recipe” alongside Dr. Dre that same night, was excited by the optical illusion. “It was just a crazy feeling, made me think of that one moment when I seen dude in real life,” K. Dot told MTV News.
The Good Doctor told TMZ that he hopes to expand on the technology that was used to resurrect the fallen rap legend onstage. “Right now it’s flat, it just looks like it’s three-dimensional from the front. But I’m working on some new and different things for the future,” he said. “Hopefully, we can see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye. Let’s see what happens.”