Beyonce got political during her Tidal x 1015 show Saturday night by encouraging the crowd to go out and vote next month.
“Doing nothing right now is not an option, y’all,” she addressed the crowd. “I know it seems like things are bad, but if you think that can’t get worse just ask your grandparents. Remember Barack Obama is our President. You made that happen, young people made that happen.”
This is the first time Beyonce has spoken out publicly about the campaign with less than a month to go until Election Day.
She continued: “We are not helpless. The fire is still burning. Please go out and vote this November. So many people have died and sacrificed so much for us to have our voice, we have to use it. Get in formation. Use our voices to do something great for our children.”
Though she did not endorse either candidate, she is likely a Hillary Clinton supporter. Last May, she attended a Clinton fundraiser hosted by L.A. Reid. Tthe Lemonade singer found her name dragged into the political arena when Trump surrogate Betsy McCaughey stopped in to talk with Don Lemon on CNN this week.
She claimed that Clinton’s outrage over Trump’s leaked comments outlined her own hypocrisy — using Clinton’s praise for Beyoncé as the reason.”
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“Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus horrific, but in fact she likes language like this, quote, ‘I came to slay b——, when he ‘F’ me good I take his a— to Red Lobster,’ she said. “That happens to be line from Beyoncé, her favorite performer, whom she says she idolizes and says she would like to imitate.”
The Beyhive promptly got into formation and dragged her for the unnecessary reach. Beyonce never responded to the McCaughey’s comment.