Both Chance and R Kelly come from Chicago, and the R&B singer made a brief, three-song cameo appearance to perform his songs ‘The World’s Greatest,’ ‘Bump N’ Grind,’ and ‘Ignition (Remix).’
Local reports state that Malia Obama, the daughter of US President Barack Obama, was spotted watching the performance. A picture posted on Twitter shows the 16-year-old at the festival.
The Chicago Sun-Times stated that “The crowd on Columbus was light as she walked well after the bulk of the crowd has gone at about 10:15 p.m. Malia was wearing a yellow v-neck romper, but more importantly, she and her guards had managed to stage [sic] clean in Lolla’s messy, muddy fields.”
J chillin with Malia Obama✌️ pic.twitter.com/IuM0A88g9B
— Sarah (@cleaaaaver) August 4, 2014
The festival appearance seems to have affected Chance, however, with the rapper pulling out of a number of high-profile live dates scheduled to take place later this month (August). He was due to appear at the Mad Decent Block Parties in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston and Toronto between August 8-15 . He will be replaced by Vic Mensa on all dates.
Lollapalooza made headlines twice this weekend, firstly when Dev Hynes, who was performing under his Blood Orange guise at the festival in Grant Park, Chicago, claimed both he and Samantha Urbani, his bandmate and girlfriend, were assaulted.
Meanwhille, one man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting outside a nightclub Nas had attended for an aftershow party following his appearance at the festival.