With the presidential campaign in its final stretch, Hillary Clinton is pulling out all the stops, and that includes bringing out the President and First Gentleman of Music. Beyoncé and Jay Z both performed at a get-out-the-vote event in downtown Cleveland Friday night. Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, and Big Sean also took the stage inn support of Clinton.
Appearing as a surprise guest, Beyoncé spoke briefly of her support for Clinton, saying, “The world looks to us as a progressive country that leads change. Eight years ago I was so inspired to know that my nephew, a young black child, could grow up knowing his dreams could be realized by witnessing a black president in office. Now, we have the opportunity to create more change.I want my daughter to grow up to see a woman lead our country and know her possibilities are limitless.”
Beyoncé let her music do the rest of the talking by performing “Freedom” and “Formation”. And in a nod to Clinton’s outfit of choice, she and her dancers wore glistening pant suits.
Jay Z then joined his wife on stage to introduce Clinton. The Democratic presidential nominee thanked the couple’s support and, in the process, quotes lyrics from Jay Z’s song “My President”: “Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk/ Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run/ Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly.”
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Clinton’s orange-skinned opponent blasted her usage of celebrity surrogates, telling a crowd in Pennsylvania, “I didn’t have to bring J-Lo or Jay Z. I am here all by myself. Just me. No guitar. No piano. No nothing.”