Made in America 2015 Highlights: The Weeknd, Beyonce and Celeb Sightings
Made In America 2015 top moments still has us reminiscing over the Labor Day weekend festival that welcomed thousands of fans on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. With Beyoncé and The Weeknd headlining the two-day festivities, dedicated fans got there early enough to secure spots close enough to the stages their favorite artist would perform on. While many walked around for some food, Budweiser beers, bathroom breaks and other activities, some fans decided to stand for hours in the blistering heat until their favorite performer graced one of the five MIA stages.
Fan Morgan Hughes, 23, says the unbearable heat almost made her miss Beyoncé's memorable performance, "Nine entire hours of waiting in the hot sun. No water, food, or bathroom breaks. As the hours passed us by and the feelings in our feet went away it seemed like we would never see her. People were passing out left and right because they couldn't take it anymore. I even started to question position in the BeyHive."
On the other hand, some fans stayed close to the VIP area where they caught glimpses of Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland, rapper Jay-Z along with his daughter, Blue Ivy, DJ Mustard, singer Justine Sky and other celebrities that walked in and out. Rapper ILoveMakonnen was spotted shooting clips for what appeared to be his next music video. The "Tuesday" rapper and his friends sped out in a mini vehicle from the VIP area as his camera team shot clip of him rapping to his music.
A photo posted by Red Dragon Makonnen (@ilovemakonnen) on Sep 7, 2015 at 11:41am PDT
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If that surprise pop up wasn't enough, fan lost their minds when Meek Mill brought out his adorable son, Papi out on stage with his to do the Whip and Nae Nae dance before introducing Nicki Minaj onto the stage to perform, "All Eyes On You."
As per usual, Beyoncé slayed the stage opening up her act with the Fifty Shades Of Grey rendition of "Crazy In Love." The star, who just turned 34 the day before, proved that she was still on top hitting the stage for a second time. Her husband, Jay Z was spotted in front of her stage in the crowd mouthing her lyrics to "1+1." At the end of her set she thanked the crowd for celebrating her birthday with her and wrapped up her performance for Saturday night.
As for The Weeknd -who pretty much ended the festival- performed alongside his band and opened up his set with massive fireworks. The singer seemed grateful to be at the MIA despite being Canadian. Performing his hit song "Tell Your Friends" off of his album, Beauty Behind The Madness , Drake's "Crew Love" collaboration and "The Hills" which ended the show with flames shooting into the sky lighting up the whole stage.