LISTEN: Miguel, H.E.R. & Lightshow Talk with Poet at Broccoli City Festival

April 30, 2018
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By Erin Thibeau

A whopping 33,000 people came through RFK Stadium on Saturday, April 28, for Broccoli City Festival 2018.

Related: Sasha Obama Hung out with Cardi B and Offset at Broccoli City Fest in D.C.

Thirteen acts took the stage, including Migos, Cardi B, Miguel, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Nipsey Hussle, Lightshow and more.

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Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.
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WPGC's Poet was on hand to catch backstage interviews with Miguel, H.E.R. and Lightshow. 

First up: Miguel. The R&B singer, who just dropped a new video for the track, told Poet what "Come through and Chill" means for him and his fiancéNazanin Mandi: "A simple dinner with our phones away is like heaven."

Broccoli City proved inspirational for Miguel. "Being out here and getting all this energy – it's a lot of female energy too – it's inspiring," he said.

Listen to the full interview below:

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Singer-songwriter H.E.R. also sat down with Poet to dish about her Lights On Tour and why chose to keep her identity secret when she launched her music career.

"My intention was to make it about the music," she said of her anonymity. "It's always gonna be about my music and my message."

On her new album, the 20-year-old singer said, "Releasing this music was very personal to me, you know, it's my stories, it's my diary." 

Listen to the full interview below:

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And finally, the DMV's own Lightshow chopped it up with Poet, sharing his feelings on gun violence, Kanye West, Barack Obama and his own glow-up: "It's really just a roller coaster ride for me."

Listen to the full interview below:

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