Rapper Jay-Z brought hope to the entire world when he halted a show this week to bestow words of empowerment upon a 9-year-old girl in the audience.
Jay-Z — who is married to singer and activist Beyonce — is currently touring his latest album “4:44.” During a show at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, he stopped in the middle of his performance to tell an unnamed little girl that she could be “anything that you want to be in the world.”
“At this very moment, America is way more sexist than they are racist,” he said. “But you, young lady, you got the potential to be the next president of the United States. You believe that.”
Video footage of his inspirational message immediately went viral on social media with many users praising the rapper for his moving words to the child.
#444Tour— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) November 20, 2017
JAY-Z's spontaneous conversation with a 9 year old girl:
"At this very moment America is way more sexist than they are racist, but you young lady, you got the potential to be the next president of the United States, you believe that." ❤
📽: @naptural_mae pic.twitter.com/YxLUWdCNSV
Both he and Beyonce have been staunch critics of President Donald Trump and his policies. They are known friends of former President Barack Obama, and the couple even helped campaign for Hillary Clinton last year in hopes of keeping Trump out of the White House.
This powerful reminder to motivate youth is in direct contrast to the controversial rhetoric and policies coming from the Trump administration.
With these words, Jay-Z didn't just reach one little girl, he touched many hearts whose hope for humanity has been tested in this tense social and political climate.
You are my new hero! An inspiration for all! Especially little girls all over the world! THANK YOU!!— Kay Bates (@Kay1933) November 22, 2017
This. THIS is whyyyy I have ALWAYS looked to jay z for inspiration. Since #ReasonableDoubt , I have and to this day, STILL love Jay Z. Stay right there Jay ! Mwah— Kelly Weldon Suleski (@KSuleski) November 22, 2017
😀That is wonderful JayZ @lmJayZ Well done 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👍🏾😘— RESPECT! (@USAjobs2017) November 21, 2017
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