#REVOLVEfestival, a two-day daytime desert party on April 14 and 15, 2018 with multiple brand activations, introduced the PALMS Stage. Live performances by A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, YG, Snoop and DJ sets by Taco and Siobhan Bell, while VIPs beat the dessert heat in the poolside cabanas. The Alice in Wonderland themed party boasted a carousel swing ride and a maze which led to a secret bar, pouring swilling white goblets, brimming with Moët Ice Imperial Rosé.
Rap legend Snoop, showed up for a special performance of his hits and old school songs including a set with long-time friend, and fellow rapper Warren G. Snoop also played Lauren Hills’s “Killing me softly with his song” and the entire crowd was singing along.
Bringing some girl power to the party, Saweetie, sang new songs and hits “High Maintenace”, “Good Good”, “B.A.N.”, “Icy” and “Anit Freestyle”. Later we sat down for an exclusive interview:
She told me: “I’m working on my album right now. I’ve been working with Stargate, Beethoven, the Producers, and so the songs are like more mature and I’m just really excited to see how this project unfolds. I’m kicking off my So Icy tour today so there’s a lot of dates coming up. So just seeing how I can extend my brand to something bigger and better.”
And fans can get excited since she said she is releasing her album and a couple of songs soon:
“More towards the end of the year. I’m always recording. So we have four songs so far, well six, but four complete songs. I have a song called “Day and Night”. It’s fun. It’s a really fun song.”
“We’re going to release a couple of songs before the album. I definitely would want to give like a summer vibe. I’m a summer baby, so you know, my birthday’s coming up on July 2, so I definitely want to release something around my birthday, so you might be partying to it, you know?”
And we can expect some collaborations:
“I definitely want to collaborate with some females. I really…like I think an adult female rap record would be really cool. I love Kamiyah, Cardi B, you know. Dreezy’s really good. I would like to do like a new record for women in hip hop. I think we need that. Something like woman-empowering. I think that would be really cool.”
We also talked about her career journey:
“I became comfortable with my voice just last year, and I’ve been wanting to do this since I was 14. So when I finally became comfortable with myself, it was a really big thing for me, and I was super excited, because then I could record just any time now. I don’t have to worry about like how I want to approach a song—I just go and record it now.”
She also explained her inspiration for her songs:
“If it’s something I go through, I want to put it out in a song. Like that’s how I like to vent. I’m not the type of person that likes to call people about my problems. I’m the type of person who will put it in a song. You know—good, happy, sad, energetic—whatever emotion I’m feeling, that’s what I like to put in my music.”
She continued: “I drew a lot of inspiration while driving. I used to drive a lot, so I feel like if I’m immediately inspired, I have to write it down like right away, but I am a nocturnal type artist, so like I’ll be in the studio until like 5:00, 6:00 a.m.”
She explained to us about her new song “Respect”:
“Respect” is about a guy that I adore, and one time I was in the club and he was getting a lot of respect, and by that I mean like a lot of people were saying “hi”, going out of their way to say “what’s up” to him, and I’m just like, “A lot of people respect you”, but like in that moment, I was like I want to write a song about this. So I actually wrote the chorus while I was in the club so I didn’t forget it, and sometimes I’ll even like, you know, your voice memo—I’ll say it really quick so I don’t forget the melody.”
Couple Ty Dolla $ign and Lauren Jauregui arrived together and snapped photos at their cabanas and talked to 21 Savage.
Rich the Kid took the stage and rap “Plug Walk”, then Rick Ross looking healthy after his helath scare also took the stage.
Chance the Rapper closed out the show with a surprise performance, singing “No Problem”, and the crow sang him happy birthday as models Winnie Harlow and Jasmine Sanders were seen dancing and snapping selfies.
Even music mogul LA Reid stopped by with his lovely wife Erica, they were hanging with 21 Savage.
Snoop had his own after party at the PALMS Casino Resort gold VIP secret room inside the House where he listened to music on his phone.
Newly married Emily Ratajkowski and husband Sebastian Bear lounged in cabana’s eating Skinny Bitch Pizza and Amaze Bowls while telling friends “I can’t believe I’m a wifey now”. Kendall Jenner joined her friend’s and sipped on a CÎROC coconut drinks poolside, before heading on stage to greet Taco for his DJ set.
Other celebrity VIPs included Nipsey Hussle, Nicole Richie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dj OHSO, DJ Mustard, Shay Mitchell, Chanel Iman, Jordyn Woods, Jasmine Sanders, Terrance Jenkins, Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Tookes, Ryan Destiny, Alisha Boe, Amelia Gray Hamlin, Lottie Moss, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Hart Denton, Camilla Mendes, Elsa Hosk, Shanina Shaik, Rocky Barnes, Nicole Scherzinger, Taylor Hill, Romee Strijd, Mike Will Made It, Kitty Cash, Winnie Harlow, Joan Smalls, Luka Sabbat, Ryan Destiny, Keith Powers, Peyton List, Cameron Monaghan, Alisha Boe, Victoria Justice, Amanda Steele, Jasmine Sanders, Terrence Jenkins, Shaun Ross, Nipsey Hussle, Gunna, Lauren Jauregui, Chase B, Brittany Sky and Jenn Im.