• Beyonce, Jay-Z receive key to Columbia, S.C., have day named in their honor

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Beyonce and Jay-Z were honored with a key to the city of Columbia, South Carolina, after their On the Run II Tour stop at Williams-Brice Stadium.

    WIS reported that City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin presented Jay-Z with the key to the city and also named Aug. 21 Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn Carter Day in the city.

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    “What an incredible show at #OTRII in @ColumbiaSC !” Benjamin tweeted Aug. 22. “It was wonderful to have a chance to recognize the humanitarian & cultural contributions of Mr. & Mrs. Carter. August 21st was officially ‘Beyonce Knowles Carter & Shawn Carter Day’ in @ColumbiaSC.”

    “Beyonce and Jay-Z have contributed tremendously to not only popular culture and the entertainment industry but also to humanitarian aid in the United States and around the world,” Benjamin said in a statement. “We’re delighted to proclaim this day in their name and give them yet another reason to come back to our city.”

    Earlier in the month, Aug. 8 was proclaimed “Beyonce and Jay-Z Day” in Minnesota by Governor Mark Dayton. It was the same day the OTRII tour stopped in the city.

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