Jay Z will be headlining a get-out-the-vote concert in Cleveland, Ohio for Hillary Clinton before Election Day — according to one of Hillary’s aides.
The aide did not have specific details about the event, including the time and date, the venue, or whether the Democratic presidential nominee would attend.
BuzzFeed first reported that the concert was planned. Democrats see it as a huge opportunity to turn out black voters before Election Day.
Jay-Z often campaigns for Democrats. Four years ago, he and Bruce Springsteen co-headlined a Columbus concert with President Barack Obama the night before Election Day. More than 15,000 turned out for that event at Nationwide Arena.
The event was memorable, in part, for Jay-Z’s edited version of his hit “99 Problems,” which he used to take a swipe at that year’s GOP nominee for president, Mitt Romney. “I got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one,” Jay-Z rapped that night, substituting Romney’s first name for a profane term for women.
Clinton faces Republican nominee Donald Trump. Polls in Ohio show a close race.
The Clinton campaign has relied heavily on celebrity surrogates this year. Actors ranging from Jeff Goldblum to the cast of “The West Wing” have crisscrossed the Buckeye State in recent weeks. The National, a rock band with Cincinnati roots, will perform a similar get-out-the-vote concert Nov. 2 in the city of its birth.
Jay’s great and all — but will his wife be there?