Coachella: Kanye West's surprise silent appearance

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 on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California.

Story highlights

  • Unbilled Kanye jumps on stage but his mic is off
  • Celebs mingle with music fans on the first day of the annual festival

(CNN)The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a windy start Friday as fans and celebs turned out for the annual event to see some of music's biggest names and up-and-comers.

Arguably the biggest artist of the first night wasn't even on the bill -- Kanye West.
Yeezy surprised the California desert crowd by appearing toward the end of rapper A$AP Rocky's evening set, jumping on stage to something even more shocking -- silence. Kanye's microphone was turned off almost immediately because A$AP started his performance 20 minutes late and the set had gone over its allotted time.