Published Nov 08, 2016Today's the day. After what seems like way too long, the finale to the trashy reality TV shitshow that is the American election finally airs this evening (November 8) — though it's totally possible that it will drag on to ungodly early morning hours. Before the results come in, though, Americans must make their way to the polls, and musicians and celebrities are no exception.
There have been massive concerts rallying support for Hillary Clinton, with Beyoncé, Jay Z, Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen being just a few of the names that have graced the stage to lend their endorsement.
Republican candidate Donald Trump, meanwhile, has the support of Kid Rock, Gary Busey, Dennis Rodman, Mike Tyson, Stephen Baldwin and Omarosa — and is still struggling to pronounce Beyoncé's name.
It seems like plenty more have been quick to denounce the Donald, with Baldwin's own brother Alec skewering the guy on SNL week after week, Amy Schumer causing people to leave her show because of a Trump bit, the White Stripes coming out of retirement to hate on him via T-shirts, and plenty of other musicians contributing to the 30 Days, 30 Songs anti-Trump campaign.
Well, with election day finally here, the stars don't seem to be slowing down at all. Here's a look at how some of our other favourite names are participating in the pivotal political moment.
Chance the Rapper:
The Chicago rapper has been registering voters at his shows throughout the duration of his "Maginificent Coloring World Tour," and he even led a parade to the polls through his hometown last night (November 7).
*thousands 😬 https://t.co/nBwqCVoNJt— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 8, 2016
With a single titled "FDT" followed by a string of shows dubbed the "Fuck Donald Trump Tour," it's no secret who Compton rapper YG is voting for. He's offering a final spirited charge against Trump today by offering free "Fuck Donald Trump" bagels to voters in his hometown. It's a collaborative effort with Los Angeles food truck Yeastie Boys, who made sure to get the colouring of the bagels as close to the colour of Trump's face as possible thanks to some orangey-red food dye.
Go vote muhfuckaz pic.twitter.com/kMYIYntvgE— YG (@YG) November 8, 2016
Despite her Canadian roots, Grimes has shared a video demonstrating her support for Clinton. It riffs on a 1964 spot for Lyndon B. Johnson, featuring petals being pulled off a flower "he loves me, he loves me not" style, before things take a much more sinister turn with scenes of atomic warfare blowing shit up — her own predictions on what could happen with America in the hands of Trump.
please don't let the world down pic.twitter.com/CfNjtQy6tu— Grimes (@Grimezsz) November 8, 2016
we must either love each other or we must die— Grimes (@Grimezsz) November 8, 2016
Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Clipping.) and Black Thought (the Roots):
Diggs may have retired from his original cast role in the broadway smash Hamilton, but he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (November 7) to promote Clipping.'s latest LP and stuck around to team up with the Roots' Black Thought for a freestyle back-and-forth about the importance of getting out and voting.
The soul legend has shut down Trump, citing his lack of government experience. Last week, the blind singer asked a reporter, "If you had an emergency situation and needed to go to the hospital, and you had to get there right away, would you want me driving your car?" The response was, expectedly a "no," to which Wonder concluded, "Because I'm not an experienced driver, right?"
But his lack of support for Trump doesn't make him any less of a Patriotic American, as he proved with a rendition of the country's anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (November 7).
She learned a lesson from Justin Timberlake and didn't take a selfie in the actual booth, but Taylor Swift still managed to let everyone know that she did her civic duty by getting out and casting her vote.