Cleveland was fired up tonight as Jay-Z headlined a star-studded "Get Out The Vote" concert in support of Hillary Clinton. The free show served as a final strategy intended to increase the young voter turnout in the crucial swing state with Election Day just four days away.
Jay Z, who rarely takes the stage these days, performed a quick set of some of his biggest classic including “You Don’t Know”, “F.W.M.U.K.I.G.," “Jigga What?” and “PSA”. The rap mogul later brought out current Hip Hop heavyweights Chance the Rapper, Big Sean and J. Cole to rile up the crowd with some of their biggest hits.
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Taking the energy level in Cleveland's Wolstien Center even higher, Beyonce delivered a showstopping performance of fan-favorites including "Formation", "Freedom" and "Run The World." Midway through the performance, Mrs. Carter took a moment to address the crowd with a message about the importance of voting.
“Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote,” she told the packed audience. "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," she continued. "But we have to vote. The world looks to us as a progressive country who leads change."
She rounded out her brief but pointed speech by emphasizing the importance of her daughter and other young women being able to witness a woman President in office.
"I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless,” she added. “We have to think about the future of our daughters, our sons and vote for the person who cares for them as much as we do. And that is why, I'm With Her."
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The Carters closed out the show with a joint performance of “Holy Grail," before Jay Z ended the night with a run through of "Hard Knock Life." He echoed his wife's sentiments shortly before bringing out Clinton.
“Ohio, we are on the doorsteps of history,” Jay-Z told the crowd.
Earlier in the evening, the power couple posed for a few candid photos with Clinton backstage, where Beyonce was seen outfitted in a customized “I’m With Her” t-shirt. Her dance team dressed in blue suits--an ode to Clinton’s stellar suit game---and also wore the same shirts onstage.
Ohio is a perennial battleground state with 18 electoral college votes and the Clinton team is confident that this concert would reach millennial voters, as the candidates remained neck and neck as of Friday's polls.