Jay Z closed out his show at L.A.’s Staples Center on Monday night with a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5th at the age of 95. “We want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela, a great man who spent 27 years in prison and came out to be president,” Jay Z told the crowd as the opening chords of “Young Forever” began to chime and photos of the South African leader glowed above him. ”

It was the second tribute Jay Z has paid to the late leader; the day he passed away, he posted a tribute on his Life + Times website. “All our dreams are possible,” he said at the show. “Tonight I’m living my dream in front of y’all. So anybody out there got a dream, y’all chase that mo’fucker down as hard as you can. Let that great man stand as an example of what you can do.” The number ended with a giant crowd sing-along on the chorus.

Jay Z was recently nominated for a slew of Grammys. His “Magna Carter World Tour” continues through January 31st.

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Dru Tyler is an American entrepreneur, inventor, publicist, software engineer, investor, A&R for UMG, and a journalist. He is a co-founder of Daily Rap News the CNN of the Rap World.

Dru has been publicly associated with the late Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Young Jeezy, Lil Kim and Junior Mafia and more.