Jay Z set to perform at Hillary Clinton rally
Rapper Jay Z will headline a concert for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland before Election Day, according to a Clinton aide.
Jay Z is not the first member of his household to help Clinton. Iconic artist Beyonce, Jay Z’s wife, attended a Clinton fundraiser in New York City in 2015. She has not, however, performed on Clinton’s behalf.
Jay Z has been slow to back Clinton, especially considering how close he has been with Obama. The rapper even rapped in 2009 that he texts with the president, a fact Obama denies.
Clinton’s campaign has also enlisted help from Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, John Legend and others to engage young voters.
Cyrus knocked on doors at George Mason University over the weekend, hoping to use her stardom to spur students to vote for Clinton.
Perry was in Las Vegas over the weekend and will headline an event in Philadelphia on November 6, two days before Election Day.
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi will also perform in Pittsburgh on Thursday, and The National, an indie rock back from Cincinnati will perform in its hometown on her behalf November 2.
Clinton has had a stable of celebrity supporters throughout her 2016 campaign. But not until recently have a number of these famous supporters — including Jay Z — pledged to campaign for the former secretary of state.