Late last night the news broke that Beyonce would be campaigning for Hillary Clinton, making an appearance at her husband Jay Z’s previously scheduled concert in Cleveland in support of the Democratic nominee.
And yes, well, there Beyonce is rocking an #ImWithHer t-shirt like it’s Versace. This isn’t technically that surprising — Bill was backstage at Made In America, Bey previously supported Hillary in Fall of 2015 — but it marks an important statement in an incredibly close, contentious and messy presidential election. Considering the election is in less than a week and the young, African-American vote has the potential to make a huge difference, this concert could be a major force in the election and is specifically targeted to that demographic.
Jay Z shared a quote by Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate/political activist Elie Wiesel in advance of the show:
Beyonce and Jay Z aren’t the only members of the celebrity community who are pro-Hillary, either. Word just came in that LeBron James himself will campaign with Hillary Clinton in Cleveland.
At the concert, Big Sean, J. Cole and Chance The Rapper are also performing, and there will probably be special guests appearing as well. Hillary herself will appear onstage with the musical guests at some point. Watch the live stream below.
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