Clinton snaps up more celeb cameos

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

Hil­lary Clinton doesn’t go out for the week­end with­out a star or two in tow.

Three days be­fore the elec­tion, pop singer Katy Perry gave a Philadel­phia per­for­mance on Novem­ber 6 hop­ing to boost the Democrat’s mo­men­tum.

Su­per­star Jen­nifer Lopez head­lined a re­cent Mi­ami con­cert hop­ing to rally vot­ers for Clinton, and Fri­day night the US Se­cret Ser­vice said 10,000 hiphop fans turned out in Cleve­land, Ohio for a free star-stud­ded rally con­cert head­lined by power cou­ple Bey­once and Jay Z.

“All the cam­paign­ing in the world doesn’t mean any­thing if peo­ple don’t vote,” Clinton said, shortly be­fore pre­sent­ing her fer­vent sup­porter Perry, who al­ready stumped last year for the Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date.

“When you get knocked down, which ev­ery­body does, what mat­ters is get back up,” Clinton said. “Stand up for what you be­lieve. Know the power of your own voice.” The 32-year-old Perry then per­formed her hit “Roar”, a stan­dard on the White House hope­ful’s of­fi­cial playlist.

Celebrity per­for­mances on the cam­paign trail are not unique to Clinton: Barack Obama at­tracted some 80,000 peo­ple to a 2008 Bruce Spring­steen con­cert in Cleve­land just days be­fore Amer­i­cans headed to the polls.

De­spite strict con­trols at the door, the smell of mar­i­juana wafted through­out the stands at the first sounds of Jay Z. Sev­eral other top rap­pers ap­peared at the event in an at­tempt to woo young vot­ers.

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