Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia was nothing short of incredible. From the festival’s opening performances from Buddy, Anderson .Paak, to Travis Scott’s set, the energy of the event never dipped. Not to mention, Jay-Z and Beyonce also took some time and bless us with their presence. If you didn’t make it out to the city of brotherly love, here are the top five moments from the weekend to keep you in the loop.
5. Jay-Z and Van Jones Make A Surprise Appearance At The Reform Alliance Booth
— Def Pen (@defpen) August 31, 2019
Given that Jay-Z is heavily involved with all things Made In America, it comes as no surprise that he would appear at the festival. Still, there is complete chaos anytime he appears during the weekend. At no point was there more hysteria than when Jay-Z showed up on Saturday to stop by the Reform Alliance booth with CNN’s Van Jones. Fans ran to the left, right, behind and in front of the businessman’s golf cart motorcade to get a picture.
4. Cardi B Climbs Her Way To The Top During Her Headlining Set
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) September 1, 2019
Cardi B is like no other. Her personality, style and energy are unparalleled in today’s music industry. Throughout her opening night performance on the Rocky Stage, Cardi joked with fans, laughed and danced. However, there was one moment in particular that had security on edge. Midway through her headlining set, Cardi B decided to climb the sides of the stage as she rapped. Luckily, she didn’t fall, but security was definitely a bit worried that she would.
3. DaBaby And Lizzo Share A Special Moment On Stage
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) September 2, 2019
DaBaby and Lizzo definitely made the most of their performances at Made In America. During Lizzo’s set, Jay-Z and Queen B stopped by to watch. Meanwhile, DaBaby had the crowd rocking at the TIDAL Stage. First, the North Carolina rapper performed “Cash Sh*t” with Megan Thee Stallion. Later on, he brought out Lizzo to perform the remix to “Truth Hurts”. Not long into their performance, Lizzo backed it up on DaBaby to create one of the more memorable photos of the festival. As DaBaby put it on Instagram, Lizzo made a “n*gga’s dreams true”.
2. Jay-Z And Beyoncé Show Love To Lizzo And Megan Thee Stallion
— Def Pen (@defpen) September 2, 2019
Throughout the weekend, Jay-Z and Beyoncé made their presence felt in select locations. Jay-Z made a stop at the Reform Alliance booth in the Cause Village on day one. Later on, the two celebrated Beyoncé’s upcoming birthday. In addition, the couple also decided to check out two shows Sunday afternoon. In particular, the first couple of Hip-Hop went to the TIDAL Stage to see Megan Thee Stallion and they also showed love to Lizzo.
1. Lil’ Uzi Takes The Stage In His Hometown
— Made In America Festival (@MIAFestival) September 2, 2019
As quiet as it is kept, Lil’ Uzi Vert may have had the best set of anyone at Made In America. From start to finish, the crowd went up. Best of all, he was able to have this moment in his hometown of Philadelphia. After all the ups and downs he has had with his label, it was heartwarming to see the Philadelphia native do what he does best. Hopefully, this will now lead to more music down the road. Going forward, Lil’ Uzi Vert will prepare for his set at Rolling Loud’s debut in New York next month.