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Kanye West makes surprise Coachella appearance - but he's hit by technical problems

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Published 16/04/2016 | 14:50

INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Rapper Kanye West performs onstage with A$AP Rocky during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Rapper Kanye West performs onstage with A$AP Rocky during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West performs onstage with rapper A$AP Rocky during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West performs with Diplo of Jack U onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West and rapper A$AP Rocky perform onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Rappers Kanye West (L) and A$AP Rocky perform onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Kanye West drove Coachella fans wild as he made two surprise appearances during the opening night of the Californian music festival.

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The rapper joined A$AP Rocky on stage on Friday, performing Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 from Kanye's The Life of Pablo album to a delighted crowd. However, Billboard.com reports that Kanye was hit by technical problems, and his mic stopped working a mere 10 words into the track.

Kanye kept rapping, unaware of the issue, while the crowd rushed close to the stage to get a glimpse of the rap superstar. The pair wanted to play one more track, but the sound was cut as A$AP had already overturn his allotted time slot, NME.com reports.

Kanye wasn't his only surprise guest during his set, as he brought out Black Hippy member ScHoolboy Q to perform their track Electric Body, which fortunately wasn't hit with any mic malfunctions.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West and rapper A$AP Rocky perform onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West and rapper A$AP Rocky perform onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Later on Friday night, Gold Digger hitmaker Kanye took to the stage again to make his second surprise appearance at the music festival, this time during the hugely popular set from Skrillex and Diplo supergroup, Jack U.

Diplo announced Kanye's arrival during the track Power, whipping fans into a frenzy. However, the rapper simply stood soaking in the audience's applause, then exited the stage, according to Billboard.com.

The music festival continues on Saturday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, with rockers Guns N' Roses headlining.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West performs onstage with rapper A$AP Rocky during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West performs onstage with rapper A$AP Rocky during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

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