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Jay Z and Beyonce support Hillary Clinton as superstars take to the stage at campaign concert

By newadmin / Published on Sunday, 06 Nov 2016 05:23 AM / No Comments / 52 views


Jay Z and Beyonce just endorsed Hillary Clinton in the biggest way possible.

On Friday, the get-out-the-vote campaign concert took place in Cleveland with star performances from the power pair, Chance The Rapper, J Cole and Big Sean.

The string of concerts have been designed to drive up the turnout among younger voters.

Speaking to the crowd, Beyonce – whose dancers all wore ‘I’m with her’ T-shirts – shared an impassioneed speech, saying she would like to see daughter Blue grow up seeing a “woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless”.

“Less than 100 years ago women did not have the right to vote,” the mum-of-one said. “Look how far we’ve come from having no voice to being on the brink of making history – again – by electing the first woman president. But we have to vote.

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(L-R) Beyonce and and Jay Z perform on stage during a Get Out The Vote concert in support of Hillary Clinton
(L-R) Beyonce and and Jay Z perform on stage during a Get Out The Vote concert in support of Hillary Clinton
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) stands with Beyonce (L) and Jay Z
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) stands with Beyonce (L) and Jay Z

“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 realised by witnessing a black president in office.

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“And now we have the opportunity to create more change. I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless.

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(L-R) Beyonce, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Jay Z
(L-R) Beyonce, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Jay Z
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Beyonce performs during a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) performance in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Beyonce performs during a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) performance in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
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Jay Z (L) and Beyonce perform
Jay Z (L) and Beyonce perform

“We have to think about the future of our daughters, our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do. And that is why I’m with her.”

In response, Hillary said: “When I see them, hear this passion and energy and intensity, I don’t even know where to begin. Because this is what America is, my fiends.”

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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage with musician Pharrell Williams
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage with musician Pharrell Williams
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US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton poses with singer Pharrell Williams
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton poses with singer Pharrell Williams
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Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

Remembering the rapper’s lyrics to My President, she continued: “Remember Jay memorably said something we should all recall – Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk.

“Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run and Barack Obama ran so all the children can fly.”

Friday’s concert was just one of many that celebrities will be headlining in support of Clinton.

Pop princess Katy Perry and music legend Stevie Wonder will also all take to the stage this weekend.

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