Another one! Beyonce and Jay Z receive key to the city of New Orleans for their 'humanitarian work'
New Orleans mayor La Toya Cantrell gifted the Carters the key to 'highlight' both Jay Z and Beyonce's 'collective humanitarian work'
Beyonce and Jay-Z are having quite the gala time touring together on their 'On The Road II' tour, and while they might be far from wrapping up the tour, performing and blessing their fans with one bang-on concert after the other is not the only thing they have been busy at. The couple has already gifted $100,000 scholarships to high school students in 10 different cities during this particular tour itself, and now - in recognition of their humanitarian work - for the second time in the last two months, they have been gifted with a 'key' to yet another city.
After the city of Columbia, New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell 'surprised' Jay-Z and Beyonce with 'a key to the city' on Monday. According to the mayor's Instagram post, the acknowledgment was "to highlight both his and Beyonce's collective humanitarian work".
The post shows the '4:44' rapper clad in a simple tee-shirt and jeans as he received the framed key from the mayor. He was also sporting a gold chain around his neck, his look complete with a maroon cap on backward.
"The Carters recently launched scholarship funds that will benefit cities on their tour," wrote Cantrell in her Instagram post. "The #CityOfYes embraces you both with love!"
This brings back memories of just last month, when the Mayor of the City of Columbia, Steve Benjamin, presented the rapper with the key to the city, apart from also naming August 21 as the Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn Carter day in the city. “What an incredible show at #OTRII in @ColumbiaSC !” Benjamin tweeted on August 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.”
Late night but what an incredible show at #OTRII in @ColumbiaSC ! It was wonderful to have a chance to recognize the humanitarian & cultural contributions of Mr. & Mrs. Carter. August 21st was officially “Beyoncé Knowles Carter & Shawn Carter Day” in @ColumbiaSC @Beyonce @S_C_ pic.twitter.com/EdNUNWwzty— Steve Benjamin (@SteveBenjaminSC) August 22, 2018
Benjamin elaborated in a statement that “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. We’re delighted to proclaim this day in their name and give them yet another reason to come back to our city.”
Adding another notch to their belt of stardom is the fact that the city of Columbia isn't the only city with an official day honoring the Carters. Just earlier this month, Minnesota did the same, by proclaiming August 8 as the official “Beyonce and Jay-Z Day” in the city, as announced by Governor Mark Dayton. It happened to be the same day the OTRII tour stopped in the city.
Beyonce and Jay-Z's OTRII tour is scheduled to end the coming month on October 4.