Jay-Z pays tribute to Mandela

By Drum Digital
11 December 2013

Rapper Jay-Z ended his show in Los Angeles with a touching tribute to late human rights icon Nelson Mandela.

Jay-Z offered up his own thoughts about one of his heroes onstage at the Staples Center.

He dedicated Young Forever to Mandela, who died on 5 December, calling him "a great man who spent 27 years in prison and came out to be president".

A photo of the late leader was then beamed onto a huge screen above the stage.

Jay-Z also paid tribute to Mandela last week, just hours after news of the icon's death was confirmed.

In a post on his website, the rap star wrote, "All our dreams are possible. Tonight I'm living my dream in front of y'all. So anybody out there got a dream, y'all chase that mo'f**ker down as hard as you can. Let that great man stand as an example of what you can do."

- BangShowbiz

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