Jay Z most recently made this dedication during his Los Angeles, California tour stop yesterday (December 9). Mandela’s image was displayed as Jay Z ran through “Forever Young,” a selection pulled from Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 album, which was released in 2009.
Mandela, a South African activist and an iconic leader of the anti-apartheid movement, passed away Thursday (December 5). He was 95.
Jay also paid tribute to Mandela during his San Diego, California tour stop.
“You can do any mothafuckin’ thing you set your mind to,” Jay said, explaining that Mandela is an example of triumph through struggle.
A video of the San Diego tribute can be viewed below, courtesy of YouTube user djpivotik.
Jay’s Los Angeles tribute can be viewed below, courtesy of Los Angeles Times’ Gerrick Kennedy’s Instagram account.