Solange And Dev Hynes Reunited At FYF Fest

The duo performed their hit collabs for the first time in years.

August 24, 2015

It almost didn't happen. As the sun set Sunday evening at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, tech problems delayed Solange's performance by twenty minutes, and prompted the Houston-born singer to remove her bra onstage, saying, “With everything that's going on with this sound, girls, I gotta ‘free the nipple!’”


But the speakers were soon back up, setting the stage for Knowles to surprise the crowd by bringing out singer/songwriter Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) for three songs, including "Bad Girls" and "Losing You" from her 2012 EP, True.

It was the first time the two singers had performed together since their 2013 feud over that same EP's writing credits. Solange and Hynes also covered Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Black, and Gifted" with the help of singer Moses Sumney and all-female soul trio KING.

Read Solange Knowles' FADER cover story, to remember where their creative union began. Also, check out Blood Orange's cover story to understand what went wrong.

Photo Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Solange And Dev Hynes Reunited At FYF Fest