Musicians played a key role in Barack Obama’s re-election, with some hitting the campaign trail (Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z), others performing at stump stops (Katy Perry, Jason Mraz, Foo Fighters) and many more endorsing the President via video pleas, tweets, radio ads, onstage banter and letters, among them: Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Cher, Madonna, will.i.am, Pras, John Legend and Snoop Dogg.
So what did the hitmakers have to say as the 2012 election results came in? We scanned Twitter and found a wide swath of reactions, from elation to humility, pride to worry, not to mention scores of Instagram photos of stars doing their civic duty.
See a smattering of music industry Election Day tweets below:
That's what happens when you fuck with Sesame Street.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) November 7, 2012
Dems. lets not make mistakes like last time. got all honeymooney then all mad when O's wand wasn't instant. we still have Obstructionists.— Questo of The Roots (@questlove) November 7, 2012
a new America wins over big money.my thoughts on tonight's election --> bit.ly/SzGzIB— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) November 7, 2012
WE WON TOGETHER LOVELIES !! WE WON WE WON !Xxxxme !!!!! God I’m so happy— Cher (@cher) November 7, 2012
Congrats to obama! Now let's all get back together as one country.— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) November 7, 2012
we just couldn't be happier my goodness, the joy when freedom prevails twitter.com/ladygaga/statu…— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 7, 2012
2 Termz!!!!! yfrog.com/mg7tpuij— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) November 7, 2012
My president is black— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 7, 2012