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Minnesota Now Has a ‘Beyoncé and Jay Z Day,’ Thanks to Democrat Governor

The rapping 'power couple' recently performed in the state — but one was born in Texas and the other in New York

Beyoncé and Jay-Z fandom may have gone a little off the rails.

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has declared August 8 to be “Beyoncé and Jay-Z Day” in Minnesota.

“Beyoncé and Jay-Z have taken home numerous awards from platforms such as the Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and NAACP Image Awards, among others and have sold millions of records worldwide,” Dayton wrote in the proclamation.

He added, “Through their lives and music, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have inspired Minnesotans, and music fans around the world.”

The proclamation was signed before the power couple even performed at the state’s Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Dayton also announced “Beyoncé Day” as May 23 two years ago.

The musical couple have become more political in recent years. Their latest album attacked the current president — and both stars supported Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election.

Jay Z also did a town hall with CNN host Van Jones this year, in which he also went after President Donald Trump.

When asked about record low black unemployment under Trump and whether a fact like that mattered, Jay Z said, “No, because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point. It goes back to the whole thing: ‘Treat me really bad and pay me well.’ It’s not going to lead to happiness, it’s going to lead to, again, the same thing. Everyone’s going to be sick.”

Beyoncé and Jay Z, by the way, are not from Minnesota.

Beyoncé is from Texas, and Jay Z is from New York.

It’s good to know Gov. Dayton doesn’t have better things to do than name days of the year after celebrities.

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