Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Diddy and More Urge Fans to Vote on 2018 Election Day
Tomorrow (Nov. 6) is Election Day and rappers across the nation want their fans to get out and go vote.
Everyone from Travis Scott to T.I. to Mack Maine have jumped on social media to spread awareness about the importance of voting. Even Atlanta artists like Lil Yachty and 2018 XXL Freshman J.I.D—rappers who rarely share their views on politics—have spoken out for changes they want made in the government.
For his part, Scott has declared his support of Texas senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke from day one. "All the kids, we just need to go out, hit these polls," he shouted to a crowd of O'Rourke supporters at a Houston rally last week. "We can change the world, man."
On the Meek Mill end, the rapper has made no secret of who he hopes Floridians will vote for on Election Day. Jumping onto social media on Monday afternoon, the rapper implored Florida residents to vote Democrat Andrew Gillium for governor of Florida, posting a video that spotlights Gillium's plans for criminal reform.
"FLORIDA we need you to come out full force tomorrow for @andrewgillum 🗳," wrote the MMG rapper.
Looking to Atlanta, Lil Yachty also took some time to shout-out a candidate. "Man I know I haven’t said too much about politics.. but to all my fans out there in Georgia of age I neeeeeed you all to go vote," Lil Boat wrote. "It’s suuuuuper important. I’m with @staceyabrams ! #stacyabrams slattt!"
The majority of hip-hop artists who've shared their views on voting in recent weeks are endorsing Democratic candidates. Like Yachty, Tip, Jermaine Dupri and Diddy have all publicly supported politician Stacey Abrams, who is running for Governor of Georgia.
For his birthday yesterday, Diddy explained why he's endorsing Abrams before jumping out of plane. "Attention Georgia; attention ATL. This is ya boy Sean 'Diddy' Combs making it official: I officially endorse, cosign and pledge my support behind Stacey Abrams, running for Governor of Georgia," he stated in a Twitter video. "This will make her the first black woman Governor—and it's not just because of that. it's because she's for the people; she's behind the people. But right now, she needs the people."
Check out a list of rappers urging people to vote for yourself below.