Hillary Clinton on Friday got one of the biggest boosts to her bid for the oval office after hip-hop’s first family, Jay Z and Beyonce, endorsed her.
Jay Z and Beyonce held a get-out-the-vote campaign concert in Cleveland, Ohio – a key swing state with performances from J Cole, Chance The Rapper and Big Sean.
The concert was designed to help increase the turn out of young black voters in the polls on November the 8th which Hillary Clinton would dearly need if she is to get elected POTUS.
Jay Z began by having a dig at Donald Trump saying he was not fit to be president.
”I don’t have any ill will toward him, but his conversation is divisive. He cannot be my president. He cannot be our president,” said the rapper.
Beyonce delivered a heart felt speech during her set imploring the cheering concert goers to make sure they vote for Mrs Clinton.
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”There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter.. 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.”
“We have to vote. 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.”
Beyonce, who was wearing a ‘I’m with her’ t-shirt along with all her back-up dancers then introduced the former Secretary of State to the crowd.
Mrs Clinton thanked Jay Z and Beyonce for their efforts to get her elected and went on to quote one of the rapper’s lyrics from the song “My President Is Black” as she urged the cheering fans to help her shatter the glass ceiling.
“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,” said Clinton.