Beyonce and Jay Z stump for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Ohio. Julie Noce reports.
Hip-hop's royalty helped get out the vote in Cleveland Friday night with an all-star concert to support Democrat Hillary Clinton. Beyonce wowed with her pants-suit clad backup dancers and urged the audience to help make history again while her husband Jay-Z said Hillary's opponent was a divider, not a uniter. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER BEYONCE ADDRESSING PEOPLE FROM STAGE, SAYING: "Less than 100 years ago women did not have the right to vote. Look how far we've come from having no voice to being on the brink of making history again, by electing the first woman president. Yes! But we have to vote.." (SOUNDBITE) (English) HIP-HOP STAR JAY-Z ADDRESSING PEOPLE AT CONCERT SAYING "This other guy, I don't have any ill will towards him but his conversation is divisive and that's not an evolved soul to me, so he can not be my president, he can not be our president. Once you divide us you weaken us, we are stronger together." For fans at the event, voting Hillary is a testament to President Obama. (SOUNDBITE) English UNIDENTIFIED CONCERT GOER AND HILLARY SUPPORTER SAYING: "We don't want to go backwards. We have a legacy with Barack Obama and we want to keep his legacy alive and Hillary's the best one to do it." A Reuters/ipsos poll released on Friday has Clinton leading Trump by five percentage points even as the race tightens in several swing states.