The Weeknd is now the Highest Paid artist in Coachella History. He replaced Kanye who reportedly was getting $8.5 million. ($8 million + A $500,000 production fee.)
At first, organizers wanted to pay The Weeknd way less money and pocket the rest. After he found out how much Kanye was going to get, he reportedly threatened to pull out of the festival.
Organizers eventually caved in fear they wouldn't have a headliner to replace Kanye and gave The Weeknd the full amount.