Throughout the past year rapper, Killer Mike of Run the Jewels has been a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, defending Sanders' stances on television and even representing him in post-debate spin rooms. Last night, during the first weekend of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Vermont senator returned the favor and introduced Run the Jewels to the stage via video message.
"One of the highlights of running for president over this past year is getting to know Killer Mike," Sanders said in the video clip. "His depth of passion, his knowledge, and commitment to community is an inspiration to me, and I value his friendship immensely."
For their second surprise, Run the Jewels also brought out rapper Nas for "Made You Look." View fan footage of the performance below.
Update 4/17/16 1:39 p.m.: Watch Run the Jewels's new video, "Love Again."
During their action-packed Coachella set, Run the Jewels also debuted a visual for "Love Again" featuring Gangsta Boo, a cut off their 2014 record, Run the Jewels 2. The hyper-detailed video was produced by JASH, a comedy collective founded by Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, with contributions from their various comedian friends. Watch below.