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Artists celebrate Nelson Mandela
Artists celebrate Nelson Mandela

Artists celebrate Nelson Mandela

Artists made sure to celebrate the late great Nelson Mandela whether it is by writing tweets, posting throwback pictures with him on social networks or even dedicating him songs during their shows.

We have compiled some of these dedications below.

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela


Jay Z

Jay Z: Thank you. Rest In PEACE. @S_C_


Beyoncé: Thank you for all you have sacrificed to improve the lives of other human beings. Rest in peace.❤ @beyonce


Rihanna: One of the greatest men who’s ever lived!!! #Legend We will never forget the things this man has taught us, and we will never truly comprehend the level of strength that it took for him to endure many of his years!! Thank you #Mandela – @Rihanna

Justin Timberlake

Lady Gaga

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj: A complete and fulfilled life of a King. We could never repay you for your dedicated, passionate fight against injustice. We enjoy the very liberties you gave your freedom for. Your legacy will never die. Thank you, and may God bless your soul. ***Madaraka kwa watu*** – @NickiMinaj


Kendrick Lamar

Bonang Matheba

Bonang Matheba: How do we even begin to repay you? Possible to work and live because of you. Never met you, but I LOVE you! Thank you Tata. RIP! – @Bonang_M

Terry Pheto

Jay Z has also dedicated his song “Forever Young” during his recent show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles:

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