Beyonce And Jay Z Perform In Ohio To Support Hillary Clinton: Watch

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UPDATE // NOVEMBER 4: Jay Z and Beyonce took the stage in Cleveland, Ohio, a battle ground state, at a get-out-the-vote concert to support Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the final Friday before election day.

“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,” Beyoncé told the audience. “Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. 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.”

Beyoncé took the stage following brief performances by Chance the Rapper, Big Sean and J. Cole, who accompanied Jay Z during his performance at the rally.

Beyoncé’s set included her socially charged Lemonade song “Formation,” “Freedom” and “Run the World (Girls).” She later joined her husband onstage for “Holy Grail,” Rolling Stone reports.

“We have to vote,” she continued. “The world looks to us as a progressive country that leads change. Eight years ago, I was so inspired that my nephew, a young black child, could grow up knowing his dreams could be realized by witnessing a black president in office, 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.”

“We have unfinished business to do,” Clinton told the audience after the concert, CNN reports. “More barriers to break and with your help, a glass ceiling to crack once and for all!”

Watch her speech below:



Watch the entire rally below:





UPDATE // NOVEMBER 4:

Beyonce will join Jay Z on Friday in Ohio at a get-out-the-vote concert for Hillary Clinton, a source confirms to CBS News.

The concert is aimed at millennials and African-American voters in the Democratic stronghold of Cuyahoga County, where Clinton needs big margins on election night to defeat Donald Trump, who is leading the polls in Ohio.

Beyonce made headlines this week following her performance with the Dixie Chicks at the CMAs when the organization scrubbed her name from their social media channels due to backlash from conservative country music listeners who believe Beyonce is anti-police.

Her performance at Clinton’s rally should make another splash.



EARLIER // OCTOBER 24:

Jay Z is with her.

The rap superstar and his wife Beyonce officially endorse Clinton for President, and they’re encouraging the people of Ohio, a swing state, to follow suit and tie.

In an effort to mobilize black voters, Jay will host a concert in Cleveland, a source connected to Clinton’s campaign confirmed to BuzzFeed. They report:

The concert — perhaps the centerpiece of the “closing argument” strategy built to turn out this group — would be a major coup for the Clinton campaign, which has struggled to excite young black voters. It’s a key part of the coalition they need to build to defeat Trump in several battleground states, but especially Ohio where she has trailed more consistently than in most swing states. High turnout among younger voters of color would make it virtually impossible for Trump to win.

Jay’s concert is one of many supporting Clinton. Jennifer Lopez announced she will perform a show in Miami days ahead of the election, as will Katy Perry, who just went door-to-door at UNLV to encourage young people to vote. Madonna will perform by way of fellatio.

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