Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jay Z Crowd Boos Nutter

After waiting over two hours for Jay Z, P Diddy and Mary J. Blige to appear at an Obama rally, the crowd up on north Broad Street didn't want any more warm-up acts. So when Mayor Nutter took the stage to introduce the celebs, the crowd gave him a true Philly welcome -- they booed. But Nutter kept going, encouraging people to vote. "In less than 24 hours we have an opportunity to make history," he said. Mary J. Blige, P Diddy and Jay Z each spoke individually, all with the same message -- you have the right to vote and you need to, no matter how long the line and no matter who tells you you should go home. "We have to go out to vote to make a difference," Mary J. Blige said. "Things will not get better unless we do something different."

Jay Z Crowd Boos Nutter

After waiting over two hours for Jay Z, P Diddy and Mary J. Blige to appear at an Obama rally, the crowd up on north Broad Street didn't want any more warm-up acts. So when Mayor Nutter took the stage to introduce the celebs, the crowd gave him a true Philly welcome -- they booed.

But Nutter kept going, encouraging people to vote. "In less than 24 hours we have an opportunity to make history," he said.

Mary J. Blige, P Diddy and Jay Z each spoke individually, all with the same message -- you have the right to vote and you need to, no matter how long the line and no matter who tells you you should go home.

"We have to go out to vote to make a difference," Mary J. Blige said. "Things will not get better unless we do something different."

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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