Rapper joins Mary J. Blige, Diddy to back Barack Obama in Philadelphia
Around 10,000 people turned out to see the hip-hop and RnB superstars in front of the Uptown Theater at lunchtime, where Jay-Z made a speech to encourage the crowd to vote Democrat.
“I need y’all to be really, really quiet for this. I need you to really understand what I’m telling you. Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama‘s running so we all can fly,” Jay-Z told the crowd, repeating his comments at a similar rally in Virgina at the weekend.
–By our New York staff.