Beyonce at the global citizen festival 2018

The Weeknd was reportedly paid more than Beyoncé to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2018.

According to TooFab, sources claim the Starboy hitmaker, 29, raked in more than $8 million to headline the annual event, while the Drunk In Love singer, 37, is said to have earned $3-4 million for her captivating two-hour set.

Earlier this week, Beyoncé fans were left furious as reports suggested Ariana Grande, 25, was paid double to deliver shows at the California festival for two consecutive weekends this year.

The Weeknd, real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye kicked off his career with a small scale performance at Coachella in 2012, before returning to the stage to headline the huge festival six years later.

In 2018, Beyonce songstress became the first black woman to headline Coachella, with the mother-of-three documenting her ground-breaking journey in her newly-released Netflix Homecoming documentary.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for The Weeknd and Beyoncé for further comment.

Beyoncé’s loyal fanbase were outraged as reports claimed Ariana was paid twice as much as the former Destiny’s Child star for her Coachella performance, with some even calling it ‘white privilege’.

However, new reports suggest the Texas native and Thank U, Next singer both signed contracts worth $8million ($4million per weekend) to headline the event, according to The Blast.

The controversy began earlier this week as Ariana’s big day had been reported followed by an unsubstantiated claim that the Queen Bey had been paid half that much.

Many later took to social media to express their anger about the reported figures.

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Founder of We Have Stories, Frederick Joseph, retweeted an article about the alleged pay disparity with the commentary: ‘Beyoncé was paid $4 million to Ariana Grande’s $8 million. When I tell you white privilege knows no bounds.’

Beyonce at the global citizen 2018
Beyonce at the global citizen festival 2018

He later updated the thread with a link to a Billboard article that read Beyonce was paid the exact same amount or more.

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