Rolling Loud had no choice but to go out with a bang, and Future made it a finale to remember. In retrospect, day 3 was a complete washout compared to the previous two days, filled with nonstop performances. However, the torrential downpour didn’t stop festival fiends from enjoying their favorite acts on all three stages for the last day of Rolling Loud.
After Meek Mill made his surprise debut on day 2, it seemed as if nearly every other artist on the lineup strived to follow suit. Moneybagg Yo shut down the Monster Energy Stage with his surprise guest Yo Gotti. Zoey Dollaz blessed the end of his set with Saweetie’s angelic presence. Yet, the biggest shock of the night occurred at the High Hemp Stage when Future brought out a triad of superstar artists who nearly stole the show from the Freebandz founder.
Saweetie Put on for the Ladies on Two Stages
Rapper Saweetie’s reign was on full display at Miami’s top hip-hop festival. The Hayward, California, native dominated the Audiomack stage as if she was a Miami native herself. Although she busted out a few of her own low-key jams, the crowd was really hype to see her perform her debut single “ICY GRL.” Yet, the 24-year-old songwriter didn’t stop there.
Following her own set, Saweetie made her way next door to the Monster Energy Stage to link up with South Florida’s own Zoey Dollaz. After performing his array of hits, the North Miami rapper said he “got to bring out my sister.” Saweetie gave an encore performance of her viral hit, won over another crowd, and gained some new fans from the 305.
XXXTentacion Makes His Unscheduled Return to Rolling Loud
Among the abundance of surprises this weekend, XXXTentacion shocked unsuspecting fans in the crowd of the High Hemp Stage when he reunited with Ski Mask The Slump God for his set. After keeping their distance for the past year, the “Roll in Peace” rapper finally made amends with his fellow Broward county native. Once he took the stage, both Ski Mask, 22, and XXX, 20, made the crowd go crazy when they performed revered collaborations like “Take a Step Back” and “R.I.P Roach.”
XXXTtentacion is no stranger to Rolling Loud. Just like his memorable set last year, the “Sad!” rapper took his performance to the front of the audience, where he stood on top of the barricades and rapped his bars as screaming fans recorded the wild moment on their phones. At one point during their set, Ski Mask confirmed that any and all beef between the Florida rappers is completely squashed. “Ay, negro, yo, with the durag on,” X said to Ski. “Yo, I love you bro.” “I love you too,” Ski Mask affirmed.
Rick Ross Makes His Healthy Comeback
Rick Ross has had fans worried about his health over the last few weeks, but all those worries disappeared the minute Rozay set foot on the High Hemp Stage. The bawse walked out to greet his fans looking slimmer than ever before. While rocking a custom black and red basketball jersey with “Wade” on the back, Ross neglected to rock his signature shades, which allowed us to catch his face genuinely light up as thousands of fans chanted his name.
With his go-to DJ Sam Sneak on the decks and MMG’s Quise behind him, the Maybach Music Group founder blessed the crowd with a medley of his iconic hits from “Hustlin’” to “Diced Pineapples.” The fans rocked out to every song Ross performed no matter how hard the rain poured. They screamed out “Fuckwitmeyouknowigotit” as soon as the notable Timbaland, Boi-1da, and Vinylz-produced joint came on and crooned to Drake’s infectious hook on “Aston Martin Music.” After Ross’ gracious comeback, it’s easy to believe that fans in attendance and watching at home are more than ready for Port of Miami 2 to drop.
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Moneybagg Yo Brings Out Yo Gotti
As rising rappers made their way to the Monster Energy and Audiomack Stages on the final day, Moneybagg Yo elevated himself from the “up-and-coming” conversation with his Rolling Loud debut. The Memphis spitter came out onstage to a crowd full of screaming fans as he unleashed songs from his recent mixtape 2 Heartless. Toward the end of his set, the Collective Music Group rapper couldn’t let the night end without a surprise of his own. Yo Gotti came out in a bright red hoodie to the tune of his recent smash hit “Rake It Up.” Moneybagg became Gotti’s hype man while the crowd shouted out every lyric.
Future Brings Out Young Thug, Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj For the Grand Finale
Despite Juicy J closing out the Monster Energy Stage and Lil Wayne bailing on his headlining set at the Audiomack Stage, Future was the true main act of the night. The Freebandz CEO entered the stage glistening in a white T-shirt and off-white jeans. He churned out smash hits like “Mask Off,” “Thought It Was a Drought,” “Stick Talk” and plenty more bangers from his iconic catalog.
Future assured the crowd that day 3 would be the most lit night of the festival, and indeed it was. First he brought out his boy Young Thug to perform collaborative efforts like “All Da Smoke.” Thugger rocked out with his fellow ATLien until Future brought out his next surprise guest: Chris Brown. The “Pills & Automobiles” singer took over the High Hemp Stage to cut popular tracks like “Loyal” plus bust out some of his slick dance moves.
As if his set wasn’t already lit enough, Future Hendrix closed out the show by bringing out Nicki Minaj. The Young Money rapper rocked a stylish see-through outfit, which ended up working out as the perfect raincoat. Minaj nearly stole the show by performing one of her new singles “Chun-Li,” which made her Rolling Loud debut even more historic.