Moments earlier than Beyoncé and JAY-Z hit the stage at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina Tuesday night time (Aug. 21) for his or her “On The Run II Tour” live performance, the couple was introduced with a present from the town’s mayor.
Recognizing the couple for his or her humanitarian and cultural contributions, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin honored Hip-Hop’s royal couple with a key to the town.
The mayor (pictured above with JAY-Z), who bought to spend some one-on-one time with the couple earlier than the massive present, mentioned he additionally proclaimed the day “Beyoncé Knowles Carter and Shawn Carter Day” throughout Columbia, in accordance to a put up on his Twitter account.
“Late night time however what an unbelievable present at #OTRII in @ColumbiaSC !” he wrote within the put up. “It was fantastic to have an opportunity to acknowledge the humanitarian & cultural contributions of Mr. & Mrs. Carter. August 21st was formally ‘Beyonce Knowles Carter & Shawn Carter Day” in @ColumbiaSC @Beyonce @S_C_”
Late night time however what an unbelievable present at #OTRII in @ColumbiaSC ! It was fantastic to have an opportunity to acknowledge the humanitarian & cultural contributions of Mr. & Mrs. Carter. August 21st was formally “Beyoncé Knowles Carter & Shawn Carter Day” in @ColumbiaSC @Beyonce @S_C_ pic.twitter.com/EdNUNWwzty
— Steve Benjamin (@SteveBenjaminSC) August 22, 2018
City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (@SteveBenjaminSC) presenting the important thing to the town to JAY-Z.
— JAY-Z Day by day (@JAY_Z_Daily) August 22, 2018
The sold-out live performance drew about 40,000+ followers to the stadium the place the College of South Carolina’s Gamecocks performs soccer video games.
Gossip On This attended the present, and it was a sight to see. Backed by a big, stage-length video display screen, the pair, collectively generally known as “The Carters,” ran by a 40-song setlist that included solo hits from each of their intensive music catalogs, in addition to their a number of duets.
In accordance to stadium officers, Tuesday night time’s live performance was solely the third at Williams-Brice within the final 20 years, and the primary since Kenny Chesney again in 2008, which was 10 years in the past. Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s live performance was additionally a historic second as a result of it was the primary time an R&B and Rap act performed on the venue.