Beyoncé Fan Or Intoxicated Patron? Who Threw the Lemon At Female Singer Ariana Grande?



This question follows a video circulating on Instagram and Twitter of Ariana Grande being hit with a lemon during her Coachella performance on Sunday night. After the video went viral, some Twitter users conjured theories of who they believe did it.

Why are Beyoncé fans suspected? Some Twitter users speculated that the lemon is in retaliation for Grande getting paid twice as much as Beyoncé during her own groundbreaking Coachella set in 2018. The lemon would signify Beyoncé’s 2016 Lemonade album, get it?

According to, Beyoncé was paid $4 million for her headlining act for this year’s staging of Coachella, while Grande was reportedly paid a whopping $8 million, likely because she was confirmed at the last minute after Kanye West fell through.

Other Twitter users speculated that it might have just been a drunk patron.

Neither Beyoncé nor Ariana Grande has commented on the incident.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley.