Jay Z stopped during a concert on Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio to deliver some kind words to a young girl in the front row. He's on his 4:44 tour, which kicked off in October of this year. Fans were talking about this speech and a couple other memorable moments from his tour on Twitter. Keep scrolling to see Jay Z's inspiring message to his young fan.
First, Jay Z had some words for Lebron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers player called himself the king of New York.
Lebron James posted a picture of himself on the New York Knicks court a week ago and called himself the “King of New York” in the caption. New Yorkers are notoriously protective of their city and were not sure a guy from Ohio should get that title. Jay Z responded by taking a friendly jab at Lebron during his concert by declaring himself the “king of Cleveland”.
Jay Z doesn't shy away from talking about important issues at his concerts, too.
This fan said that Jay Z talked about the importance of mental health during a concert on his 4:44 tour. And he even brought up his stance on problems with the prison industrial complex.
He specifically drew attention to the prison sentence for rapper Meek Mill, who was arrested earlier this year for popping wheelies on a motorbike and being in a fight.
Those offenses wouldn’t send him to jail by themselves, but he could now spend time in state prison because he was on parole while those things happened. Jay Z spoke out about how he thought the system isn’t made to help Meek Mill but actually to keep him behind bars.
Jay Z, who is married to the most amazing woman on the planet, Beyonce, took an opportunity to talk about women's issues as well on Sunday.
He paused between songs and had a young girl come closer to the front so that he could talk to her, according to MTV. We’re so glad that someone captured the moment that warmed the hearts of so many fans.
Here's the video of Jay Z talking to the girl in the front row.
Amanda Waller, who took the video, wrote, “My favorite moment of the concert [heart emoji] it was so amazing to see him uplift this beautiful black child like this.”
The nine-year-old, who’d just been pulled up to the front of the crowd, looked up at him wide-eyed from behind the first barrier.
Then Jay Z started talking directly to her…