Now more than ever, it’s extremely important to vote. The midterm elections are crucial this time around, and it has the potential to be historic in many ways.
Hip-hoppers made sure to show out for Andrew Gillum, who is running for Governor of Florida. If he wins, he will be the first black person to hold the position. The Daily Mail writes that hip-hop figures showed up and showed out during the Bring It Home midnight rally at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida last night (Nov. 5).
Diddy, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, and Monica were some of the big names who performed, while Tiffany Haddish and Quavo were also present at the festivities. Before the event, the celebrities showed their support via social media.
This year, hip-hoppers have been stressing the importance of voting in the midterms. Travis Scott, Lil Yachty and many others have been vocal about the election and certain candidates. Other musicians such as Pharrell and Rihanna have restricted Donald Trump from using their tunes at his rallies. Rih, in particular, has been a staunch supporter of Gillum, voicing her support on Instagram.
“If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues…” she wrote in a caption.