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Published 17/04/2016 | 14:45

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Guest rapper Snoop Dogg perform onstage with rapper Ice Cube during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Guest rapper Snoop Dogg perform onstage with rapper Ice Cube during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Rapper Ice Cube performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: DJ Yella (L) and rapper Ice Cube perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Ice Cube reunited with his N.W.A. bandmates in a surprise hit-filled set at Coachella Festival on Saturday.

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The rapper teased fans with the promise of a reunion back in January (16), and said he was "gonna try to bring the members of N.W.A. together... To give everybody a little history lesson on Ice Cube and N.W.A., Westside Connection, everything I've been doing over the years."

And true to his word, MC Ren and DJ Yella joined him on stage for a highly-anticipated comeback, performing Straight Outta Compton, Dopeman and the infamous F**k Tha Police, a track Ice Cube was reportedly told backstage not to perform.

Straight Outta Compton movie star O'Shea Jackson Jr., who played his father Ice Cube in the award-winning biopic, also made an appearance, as well as Common, who performed a track from the new film Barbershop: The Next Cut with his fellow rapper.

Snoop Dogg helped close the set, and rode out on stage on a sparkly tricycle to wild applause and screams from the crowd, before doing Go To Church and Lodi Dodi with Cube.

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Show lights are seen above the stage as fans attend day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Slash of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: DJ Yella (L) and rapper Ice Cube perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musicians Slash (L) and Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Special guest Sydney Sierota of Echosmith performs onstage with record producer Zedd during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Guest singer Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe (C) performs onstage with Guy Lawrence (L) and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Rapper Ice Cube (L) and O'Shea Jackson Jr. perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Greg Schwartz (L) performs with Dan Auerbach of The Arcs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Rapper Vince Staples performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Music fans attend day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Music fans attend day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: DJ Snails performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Nikki Monninger of Silversun Pickups performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Music fans attend day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Greg Schwartz performs with The Arcs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musicians Stu West (L) and Dave Vanian of The Damned perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Singer Bat for Lashes performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Recording artist Janelle Monae performs onstage with singer Grimes during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Singer SZA performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Singer Grimes performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Special guest record producer Skrillex performs onstage with DJ Snails during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Record producer Zedd performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Music fans attend day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Music fans attend day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Music fans attend day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musicians Common (L) and Ice Cube perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/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)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Rapper Kanye West performs onstage with A$AP Rocky during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West performs with Diplo of Jack U onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West performs onstage with rapper A$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)

The rapper's set wasn't the only one to feature plenty of guest stars, as Brit electro duo Disclosure also had two big names that performed during their set. Lorde sang Magnets with the brothers, while frequent collaborator Sam Smith belted out their track Latch.

"Oioiiii @coachella... Been waiting to play this stage for ever and today is the day!! See you at 7.35pm everyone!" Disclosure wrote on Saturday.

Elsehwere, Kesha joined Zedd onstage at Coachella Festival in her first performance since her court case with music producer Dr. Luke.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musicians Common (L) and Ice Cube perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musicians Common (L) and Ice Cube perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

The 29-year-old singer was rumoured earlier on Saturday to be performing later that day, and she hit the stage to sing an emotionally charged version of Zedd's track True Colours.

She was reported to be involved with the song before he released it on his second album in May last year (16), but the artist singing the vocals ended up being an uncredited vocalist named Tim James, editors at JustJared.com report.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Rapper Ice Cube (L) and O'Shea Jackson Jr. perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Rapper Ice Cube (L) and O'Shea Jackson Jr. perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

She teased her fans with a photo on Instagram on Saturday of her in what looked like a private jet, with the caption, "4 hours and counting. Somewhere over America. Eeek!"

Back in February, Zedd reached out to Kesha via Twitter, and offered the singer help. "Very very sorry to hear about the whole situation. I'll be happy to produce a song for you if you want my help," he wrote.

Earlier this year, Kesha launched an appeal to be released from her Sony contract, claiming music producer Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, known as Dr. Luke, had sexually assaulted the singer. A court recently ruled she cannot be released from her contract.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Singer Kesha performs onstage with record producer Zedd during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Singer Kesha performs onstage with record producer Zedd during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

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