The group of rap along with also hip hop icons urged voters to head to the polls on Tuesday along with also firmly backed Clinton’s candidacy.
“I want my daughter to grow up seeing a women lead our country along with also knowing of which her possibilities are limitless,” said Beyonce, sporting a black-along with also-white polka dot pantsuit. “along with also of which’s why I am with her.” Her performance was backed by dancers in blue pantsuits, an obvious reference to Clinton.
The Cleveland concert, meant to drive up turnout among young people in Ohio, was announced weeks ago, although only as a Jay Z performance, not a joint appearance with his wife.
“We have unfinished business to do,” Clinton told the audience after the concert. “More barriers to break along with also with your help, a glass ceiling to crack once along with also for all!”
Clinton became available after a duet by Jay Z along with also Beyonce. In her short speech, Clinton quoted something the iconic rapper said during his 2008 performance for then-Sen. Barack Obama.
“along with also remember,” Clinton said, “Jay memorably said something we should all recall: Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk. along with also Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could ran. along with also Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly!”
No one mentioned Donald Trump by name on stage, although multiple performers made mention of his candidacy.
“of which various other guy, I don’t have any ill will … he cannot be my president,” Jay Z said. “He cannot be our president. Once you divide us, you weaken us, we are stronger together. along with also without further ado, I would certainly like to introduce to you the next president of the United State, Miss Hillary Clinton.”
Beyonce has long been a Clinton supporter. She attended a Clinton fundraiser in completely new York City in 2015, although Friday night was the 1st time Beyonce has performed for Clinton.
Jay Z has been slow to back Clinton, especially considering how close he has been with President Barack Obama. The rapper even said in 2009 of which he texts with the President, which Obama denies.
On Friday night in Cleveland, though, of which was clear of which the married duo — along with also their special guests – were firmly behind Clinton.-
“of which doesn’t genuinely matter who I am. I am here to celebrate our next along with also first woman president,” Chance the Rapper said during his set. “She is actually running of which battle right today, she is actually killing of which race, although see needs all of our help.”
“Middle fingers up. You know who they are for,” Big Sean said during his performance.
While Jay Z along with also Beyonce are the draw on Friday, voters said just being associated with the two icons will help Clinton.
“People are excited for the concert along with also they know exactly who of which is actually for,” said Olufunke Buraimoh, a 27-year-old medical student at Kent State. “The opportunity to share with various other people gets them excited to vote for her.”
Buraimoh says she has long been a Clinton supporter. “There is actually not an option to not vote,” she said.
Trump, rallying voters in Hersey, Pennsylvania, as the Clinton concert began, bragged about filling a stadium without special guests.
“I hear we set a completely new record just for of which building, along with also by the way, I didn’t have to bring J-Lo or Jay Z,” he said. “I am here all by myself. Just me. No guitar. No piano. No nothing.”
Clinton’s campaign has turned to many high-profile celebrities — along with also concerts — to spur young people to vote.
Jennifer Lopez along with also Marc Anthony performed at a concert with Clinton in Miami on Saturday, Miley Cyrus knocked on doors at George Mason University last month along with also Katy Perry, who will perform with Clinton on Saturday night in Philadelphia, campaigned in Las Vegas last month.
Jay Z along with also Beyonce urged voters to head to the polls on Tuesday to close out the event.
“We have to think about the future of our daughters, our sons along with also vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do,” she said. “If you are ready for freedom, make some noise.”