Hillary Clinton’s rocking the vote in a major way. The Democratic nominee’s campaign tapped mega rap superstar Jay Z to hold a get out the vote concert in Ohio right before the election, sources from Clinton’s campaign told BuzzFeed on Monday.
The concert will take place in Cleveland, but a date has yet to be confirmed, the outlet reports.
Jay Z’s appearance is a strategic move to mobilize young Black voters in the Buckeye state before November 8. Clinton struggles to take a definitive lead over opponent Donald Trump in Ohio, a key swing state. But, a large turnout of Black voters could turn the tide for the Clinton campaign.
Clinton’s campaign took a few notes from President Barack Obama’s election playbook when Jay Z and Bruce Springsteen performed in support of Obama at a November 2012 concert in Columbus.
Superstar couple Jay Z and Beyoncé haven’t been shy about their political affiliations. Both backed President Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections. During Labor Day Weekend, the couple was seen chatting with President Bill Clinton at the Made In America Festival, a yearly concert curated by Jay Z and sponsored by Budweiser.
According to Rolling Stone, LeBron James may also make an appearance at the event. James publicly endorsed Clinton in a Business Insider op-ed released in early October.
SOURCE: BuzzFeed, Rolling Stone, Business Insider | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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