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If Jay Z performing for free in Cleveland on Friday night wasn’t a big enough draw for Ohioans and Midwestern road-trippers, he brought along Big Sean, Chance the Rapper and J. Cole — oh, and his superstar wife, Beyonce, too.
The concert was in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the Democratic nominee for president was also in Cleveland, snapping pics with Jay and Bey backstage before the show — and eventually hitting the stage at the end of the concert.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 5, 2016
After an opening set from Jay and mini-sets from Sean, Chance and Cole, Jay returned to the stage, and moments later, the opening strains of Bey’s Lemonade standout “Formation” played and the rumors were confirmed: Beyonce was in the building.
“If you came to slay, say, ‘I slay!’ ” she instructed the crowd to wild screams, rocking a black-and-white polka-dot pantsuit and backed by dancers in royal blue pantsuits — a nod to Clinton’s fashion of choice.
“Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote,” Beyonce told the crowd after wrapping up “Formation.” “Look how far we’ve come from having no voice to being on the brink of making history by electing the first woman president. But we have to vote.”
After recalling her excitement about voting for President Barack Obama eight years ago so her nephew could grow up with a black president, she talked about what voting for Clinton will mean to her own daughter, Blue Ivy. “Now, we have the opportunity to create more change. I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless. We have to think about the future of our daughters, our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do. And that is why I’m with her.”
The set also included “Freedom”; a medley of Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women, Pt. I” and her solo hit “Run the World (Girls)”; and a joint performance of Jay’s “Holy Grail,” with Bey taking over vocal duties for Justin Timberlake.
Below, watch the live stream of the full event (note: The audio cuts out at certain points in the video, but you can hear the bulk of Beyonce’s appearance loud and clear).
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.
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