Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Madonna and More Rally for Clinton in Days, Hours Leading Up to Election: She 'Is Made of Steel'
From Beyoncé and Jay Z to Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder, music's biggest celebrities came out to support the Democratic presidential nominee before the election
Election day is now underway, and a slew of A-list musicians have continued to voice their support of Hillary Clinton, rallying for the Democratic presidential nominee across the country.
On the eve of the election, Lady Gaga took the stage in North Carolina, addressing Clinton backers at a midnight rally.
“If we are true, true Americans, we must go from viewing his followers as our adversaries to viewing them as our allies. What does she say? What do we say? We are stronger together. And what I see in this remarkable woman is that she is ready to restore peace in this country. America is not America without its people,” Gaga said in a rousing speech.
“She didn’t just wake up one morning and decide she wanted to be president,” the singer added. “Hillary Clinton is made of steel. Hillary Clinton is unstoppable.”
The Bon Jovi frontman was working over time. Earlier in the night, he played a full set for a crowd of 33,000 in Philadelphia, where the star joined Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to stump for Clinton.
“You’ve got a front row seat at history,” Bon Jovi told the masses at Independence Hall. “Remember — tomorrow, the world is watching.”
And Bon Jovi wasn’t the only rock icon on hand in Philadelphia: Bruce Springsteenalso took the stage.
“The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer. Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation and of an actual vision of America where everyone counts,” Springsteen said onstage. “Men and women, white and black, Hispanic and native. Where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to address our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way. That vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realization.”
After performing classic cuts including “Thunder Road” and “Dancing in the Dark,” The Boss concluded: “Let’s all do our part so we can look back on 2016 and say we stood with Hillary Clinton on the right side of history. That’s why I’m standing here with you tonight, for the dream of a better America.”
Meanwhile in New York, Madonna also rallied for Clinton Monday night. The singer hit up Washington Square Park, where she performed an intimate 30-minute set, getting the crowd to sing along to hits from “Like a Prayer” to “Express Yourself” and John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
“This is a concert about unifying us, and it’s about keeping America great, not making America great,” Madonna, who brought 11-year-old son David Banda to the show, told the crowd. “This is a concert about peace, and we are trying to elect – we are going to elect – a president that is going to keep America the great country that it is and has the potential to be.’
Music stars have come out in droves to support Clinton in the days leading up to the election.
On Sunday, James Taylorrallied for Clinton in New Hampshire, while Stevie Wonderand President Obama addressed a crowd in Osceola, County, Florida. And Saturday, Katy Perry took the stage with Clinton in Philadelphia, where she sang her hit (and Clinton campaign song) “Roar.”
“Eight years ago, I was so inspired to know that my nephew — a young, black child — could grow up knowing his dreams could be realized by witnessing a black president in office,” Beyoncé told the crowd. “And 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.”
“There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter. If you were black, white, Mexican, Asian, Muslim, educated, poor or rich — if you were a woman, it did not matter,” she added. “Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Look how far we’ve come from having no voice to being on the brink of making history, again, by electing the first woman president. Yes. But we have to vote. The world looks to us as a progressive country that leads change.”
“I’m here ’cause I believe she’s here to fight for us. Don’t you?” the “Happy” singer, 43, told the crowd. “It makes me angry when people say she can’t lead our country because she’s a woman. How dare anyone question a woman’s ability. Every person on this planet was brought into this world by a woman.”