Beyonce and Jay Z are two of the most powerful icons in the entertainment industry who displayed their support for Hillary Clinton when they headlined a concert for the presidential hopeful last Friday evening in Cleveland, Ohio.
It’s the last weekend before Election Day and two of the most recognizable faces in the music industry are showing their support for Clinton by encouraging voters to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 8.
Beyonce came on stage dressed in a black-and-white polka dot pantsuit—a clear reminder that she’s supporting Hillary Clinton. Her back-up dancers were wearing pantsuits as well.
Prior to the event, the organizers announced that only Jay Z will be involved in Clinton’s concert. But CBS said that Beyonce will be joining her husband on stage to show their support for Hillary Clinton.
Other artists who performed were Chance the Rapper, Big Sean, and J. Cole. Earlier in the rally, Jay Z was accompanied by all three musicians.
Although the recurring theme in this presidential campaign was pointing out the shortcomings of the opponent, Beyonce chose to highlight a different issue when she went up on stage to speak.
“There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter. If you were black, white, Mexican, Asian, Muslim, educated, poor or rich; if you were a woman, it did not matter,” said Beyonce.
The multi-Grammy award-winning musician put the spotlight on women and what their government has achieved so far in uplifting the female population of the country.
Beyonce added that there was a time when women weren’t permitted to vote. But the times have changed and they’re ready to make history again when Hillary Clinton becomes the first female president of the United States of America.
Beyonce ended her speech saying that she supports Hillary Clinton because she believes that every woman is capable of doing anything, even leading their country into the future. And it’s an ideology that she wants to instill in her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
Her repertoire included “Formation,” “Freedom,” “Run the World (Girls),” and “Holy Grail,” which she performed along with her husband, Jay Z.
Afterward, the couple introduced Hillary Clinton to the stage and the former Secretary of State roused the audience to great cheers with a moving speech.
Clinton reiterated the possibility that they might make history once more when she referenced Jay Z’s song “My President is Black” for President Barack Obama back in 2008.
She said, “Jay memorably said something we should all recall: Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk. And Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run. And Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly!”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania didn’t have any celebrities voicing their support for the real estate mogul, but that didn’t bother him at all.
Trump derided Hillary Clinton’s rally, saying that he doesn’t need celebrities to fill up a stadium with people.
The Republican candidate bragged that he doesn’t have to get Jennifer Lopez or Jay Z to rally the people to his side because he believes that he already has all the support that he needs.
According to Penn Live, the Giant Center accommodated 13,000 Trump supporters, all of whom continue to back the real estate mogul even when his campaign is being muddled by controversies.
In Hillary Clinton’s camp, though, her supporters are trying to stay away from mudslinging.
Jay Z spoke about Trump and the danger of him becoming president without resorting to expletives and derision.
He said that he couldn’t support Trump and he shouldn’t be America’s next president because his policies and ideologies are too divisive that if he became the next Commander-in-Chief, he will tear the nation apart.
Beyonce stayed on track as well not highlighting Trump’s failings.
Instead, she put the focus more on the future of their sons and daughters, which is why she is supporting Hillary Clinton, because according to her, Clinton also cares for the future of their children.
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