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Coachella 2019 Gucci Mane Gets Typo in Lineup … Who’s Gucci Gang???

Gucci Mane, meet Gucci Gang — the name he’ll apparently be performing under at Coachella this year … according to Coachella promoters, anyway.

There’s a major typo on Coachella’s website right now, which calls the Atlanta rapper “Gang” instead of “Mane.” The error, which was published in the lineup announcement Wednesday night and hasn’t been fixed yet, threw a lot of music fans for a loop — namely, having them wonder … who the hell is Gucci Gang???

At first, people thought it might be a new rap group featuring Lil Pump — ya know, ’cause of his song “Gucci Gang” — but when GM’s image was attached to the name in a more detailed breakdown of the lineup, it became clear someone just screwed up.

Unless, of course, there’s something like an undeclared name change going on … but we seriously doubt it.

We reached out to Coachella and Gucci … neither’s gotten back to us yet.

Ariana Grande Coachella Headliner … Meant to Empower Women

EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande is a hard left turn for Coachella, but it’s a turn that was made consciously and involves women, empowerment and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Sources connected with production tell TMZ, choosing Ariana to headline the festival was a little tricky. There have only been 3 other women who headlined — Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Bjork — and Beyonce’s appearance last year made it all the more daunting to choose a female artist who would not stand in Bey’s shadow.

We’re told the pick was designed to showcase female empowerment, noting Ariana has been through hell recently but always managed to pick herself up and move forward. Our sources say everyone involved in the decision believes Ariana can measure up to Beyonce … and they believe it will resonate especially with women. As one source put it, “Ariana is inspirational, and millions of people, particularly women, will connect with her.”

They also note Ariana has an international audience, and the media and social media pickup the announcement has generated proves the point.  

 

Ariana Grande Headlining Coachella With Tame Impala & Childish Gambino

Ariana Grande will headline this year’s Coachella music festival along with Tame Impala and Childish Gambino.

Coachella released its lineup Wednesday night and revealed Ariana will be the final performer of the event … which goes for two weekends outside Palm Springs, California. Other acts include Kid Cudi, Zedd, Khalid, Pusha T, Solange and Weezer.

Grande is coming off a massive end to 2018, with her single “Thank U, Next” and plenty of headlines including her broken engagement with Pete Davidson and death of her ex Mac Miller.

TMZ broke the story … Kanye was in negotiations as one of the festival’s headliners but ultimately decided against it because he wasn’t allowed to design his own stage.

Coachella sees more than 100,000 people attend per weekend each year.

Kanye West Coachella 2019 Negotiations Collapse … Over Stage Design

EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West will NOT be performing at Coachella in April, because negotiations fell apart … TMZ has learned. 

Multiple sources tell us, the sticking point was the stage. Kanye made it clear he wouldn’t perform on a traditional 60×40 foot stage because it was “artistically limiting.” Goldenvoice, which produces the festival, would not allow the stage to be altered or removed for Ye’s performance. In the end, we’re told Kanye passed. 

As one source put it, “These 40×60 stages are so archaic. It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago.” 

A Kanye source says after the Saint Pablo tour, Ye wants to give groundbreaking performances. As you know, the Saint Pablo stage moved over the crowd, and Kanye loved it. 

For its part, Goldenvoice was not going to disrupt the festival and compromise the other acts to accommodate Kanye.

Rumors are floating that Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna could be headliners, but that’s not confirmed.