After what already feels like a never-ending election, tonight is the night! We’ll be bringing in the polls along with the rest of the world, but in the meantime, it’s the wait that has everyone on pins and needles. Obviously, this election has been a fairly divisive one, but countless musicians have indicated their investment in the race time and time again.
Perhaps it is surprising to some, but the hip-hop world has been particularly supportive of Hillary Clinton. Beyonce and Jay Z have been at the forefront of the last-minute Clinton campaigning crew, too.
But all of that comes down to tonight, and as Americans across the country wait for the final results, they’re using Twitter to blow off steam, stay up to date on breaking state calls and laugh at gaffes. In moments like this, the app really does fulfill its purpose as an international town square of sorts, bringing us all together to share insights, fears, and memes, while we await the direction of our country’s future will take with baited breath.
The musicians who have been vocal about politics all throughout the election aren’t quitting now, and here’s some of their reactions to tonight’s waiting game.
Cher, calling it like she sees it as usual:
Ariana Grande finds the situation terrifying:
Charlamagne Tha God related this situation to that new viral craze, the Mannequin Challenge:
Kelly Clarkson echoes that sentiment:
JoJo is not happy with what she’s seeing on her newsfeed:
Sara Bareilles’ reaction is short and to the point:
Lady Gaga and Lena Dunham are, uh, encouraging fans to hit the polls:
Casey Dienel aka White Hinterland found an old Iggy Azalea tweet that hurts right now:
Moby is appalled by what lies at the heart of this country:
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I'd always known that there was racism and misogyny in America but I had no idea it was this virulent and widespread. I mean, the USA is an inch away from electing a man who has ruined businesses, bragged about sexually assaulting women, and spewed racist hate speech. America you are breaking my heart.
Michelle Branch is ready to leave the country:
And Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, isn’t far behind:
Amber Coffman, formerly of the Dirty Projectors and now striking out on her own, thinks a massive boycott might be the only answer:
Snoop Dogg is doling out cocktail recipes:
And finding solace in the fact that California just legalized weed:
Jeezy is mourning the opportunity to sing his signature political tune, but it’s not all bad news for him, considering he has the No. 1 album in the country at the moment:
Maxwell is trying to stay positive with this throwback pic of HRC:
While he doesn’t sound exactly stressed out, this is probably the strongest sentiment of election day so far:
Questlove has been a bastion of information and encouragement for voters today:
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Tri State especially: you have a half hour to get to the polls. I know it's ALOT to ask you to jump into the swamp that has been this campaign. Yes it's been less than savory. But we can NOT let that deter us into this 2 steps forward 9 steps back action that is america. I'm talking to the lesser of 2 evils crew. The "he is worse than she" or "I'm doing what Susan is doin"—yes I get that anger. This is destroying your toys cause mom and dad INSIST on the cousin you can't stand having a turn (ok, bad time for this analogy w time ticking) at the very least PLEASE don't let Trump pick these Supreme Court justices. ESPECIALLY when a lot of these rulings are up for renewal some 50 years later (surprisingly even the right to vote)—look I vowed never to use PANIC as a means to pressure you into something (Jesus this is like bad prom night begging) but baby please baby baby please RUN TO THE POLL!—-this is the one poll @chrisrock wants you on!!—and don't leave til you pull that lever!!!!!!
Perhaps Guster wins tweet of the night so far: