It’s time for the closing arguments of the 2016 campaign season, and Hillary Clinton and her supporters are enlisting the help of some high-profile celebrity surrogates — and Lena Dunham too.
Friday night’s big event was, of course, a concert in the solidly Democrat city of Cleveland, where Jay Z headlined a get-out-the-vote concert for Hillary Clinton.
If the set lists being passed around are accurate, Twitchy called it: Hova went heavy on the classics, performing “Jigga My Nigga,” “Nigga What, Nigga Who,” and “Niggas in Paris.” For an encore, he dusted off “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),” but CNN and other cable networks don’t seem to have published missives on acceptable alternatives for the now outdated and offensive G-word.
The big news, though, was an appearance by Beyoncé, who performed with a cadre of backup dancers dressed in pantsuits.
Even Hillary couldn’t stop talking about it on the campaign trail Saturday.
Clinton on the Beyonce portion of the concert: "I gotta say, didn't you love the pantsuits?"
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 5, 2016
Hillary Clinton is fangirling that Beyoncé’s backup dancers wore pantsuits at her rally pic.twitter.com/iBpSHPoAjh
— Roxanne Emadi (@roxanneemadi) November 5, 2016
Surely enough, the pantsuits dominated the headlines. Politically, it wasn’t a bad strategy: as far as anyone can tell, Hillary’s never lied about being a pantsuit aficionado.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) November 5, 2016
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 5, 2016
— Brynne Craig (@BrynneCraig) November 5, 2016
Yes. Beyoncé's dancers are wearing pantsuits. Let's make history. #ImWithHer
— Mary Ibarra (@MaryIbarra_11) November 5, 2016
— Miryam Lipper (@MiryamLipper) November 5, 2016
In all the excitement of Beyoncé endorsing the pantsuit, it might be easy to overlook Lena Dunham, who possibly put on a touch of makeup for her own “Sensual Pantsuit Anthem” rap for Funny or Die. Actually, make that, “rap” for “Funny” or Die.
After all of those distractions, it is so nice to be getting back to the issues.
Oh my god if the options here are funny or die I choose death https://t.co/onvXiJg6il
— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) November 3, 2016
— E! News (@enews) November 3, 2016
The following tweet is provided for educational purposes only; Twitchy is not responsible for temporary blindness, smashed computer screens, or mental scarring that might result from clicking through.
SENSUAL PANTSUIT ANTHEM (Official Rapped Music Video) https://t.co/A90Ly9THXk
— funnypic (@funnypicRT) November 3, 2016
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What a feelin’! Pantsuit-clad flash mob turns out for Hillary https://t.co/0iboqVRRG2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 4, 2016