The teenage rap sensation becomes the first solo Thai act to grace the event.
In a big day for Thai hip-hop, teenage rapper and accidental political dissident Milli has become the first Thai solo act to hit the Coachella stage—featuring a live appearance by mango sticky rice.
With an intro of LCD flames, the Thailand hip-hop sensation Milli officially went global early on Sunday Thailand time for the first weekend of Coachella at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, an event featuring a number of 88rising stars.
Soon after the performance Milli stans were screaming “One thing, I didn’t ride an elephant” across the internet and the live eating of khao niaow ma muang garnered more than a little attention. The artist performed a handful of songs, including her mega hit “Mirror Mirror” which has in excess of 23 million listens on Spotify.
This is not Milli’s first time in the international spotlight; during the recent pro-democracy protests in the capital, Milli was brought up on defamation charges by the Prime Minister and asked to pay a fine, earning her headlines around the world.
“Actually, it happened because I didn’t use my words properly to put across my point. I was lucky that I had my family who supported me and guided me on how to deal with this situation,” Milli told BK Magazine in an interview earlier this year.
Milli has nearly 2 million instagram followers and closed her set by asking for more.