By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
American singer and actress Beyoncé, joined by her husband Jay Z, an American rapper, on Fridaynight campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
They campaigned in Cleveland at a concert aimed at appealing to young voters and minorities.
The final Friday of the 2016 election cycle followed days of musical and political celebrities campaigning on Clinton’s behalf.
The Grammy-winner took to the stage shortly after her husband Jay Z performed a mix of his own hits over the years for the jam-packed crowd.
Beyoncé opened her ‘Get-Out-the-Vote’ campaign concert with “Formation” wearing ‘I’m With Her’ Shirt and appealing to African-Americans to vote for Clinton.
“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 to having voice to being on the brink of history by electing the first woman president.
“But we have to vote. The world looks to us as a progressive country that needs change,
“I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless,” she told the gathering.
Addressing the rally on behalf of Clinton, Jay Z urged voters to ensure that Clinton was elected president.
The artiste condemned Republican nominee Donald Trump of being divisive and insultive in his campaigns.
“His (Trump’s) conversation is divisive to me; he cannot be my president,” he said.
Clinton needs big margins on election night to defeat Donald Trump, who is leading the polls in Ohio.
The Clinton campaign is making an aggressive push to urge voters in Ohio to vote early.
Jay Z’s appearance in addition to his wife Beyoncé, one of the biggest entertainers in the world, added more star .power to the Cleveland event
The music megastars are among several others like them including Katy Perry, The National and John Legend, all helping Clinton to make a final appeal to young voters.
However, Trump, rallying voters in Pennsylvania, as the Clinton concert began, dismissed the concert, declaring that he filled the stadium without special guests.
“I hear we set a new record for this building, and by the way, I didn’t have to bring J-Lo or Jay Z.
“I am here all by myself, just me; no guitar, no piano, no nothing,” the Republican candidate said.
Blackface News reports that the U.S. presidential election of 2016, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, will be the 58th four-year period U.S. presidential election.