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The Best Tweets Reacting to the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 Launch

Beyoncé. JAY-Z. Cassper Nyovest. D'banj. Ed Sheeran. Eddie Vedder. Femi Kuti. Pharrell Williams. Chris Martin. Sho Madjozi. Tiwa Savage. Usher. Wizkid.

These incredible artists and more will come together in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 2 for the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100, in proud partnership with the Motsepe Foundation. World and corporate leaders will present the biggest campaign ever on the Global Goals to end extreme poverty.

When the festival was announced on July 9, we did what we always do when there's exciting news — we turned to Twitter.

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Our feeds were full of fun and hilarious posts about the upcoming event. All of your reactions were amazing, and it got us that much more excited for the festival — if that's even possible.

From discussing what being a Global Citizen means to you to listing all the ways you'll secure your tickets to see Beyoncé, your tweets are inspiring us to get up, get moving, and take action.

Here are just a few of our favorites. Don’t forget to keep tweeting — we love reading them.


Some brand-new Global Citizens started seeing everything in a new light...

And showed how important it is to do as Queen Bey says...

Others provided an honest take on people’s changing priorities...

And this user provided a great go-to response for every time a family member or friend asks you why you're still single...

Can’t forget the importance of letting everyone know that you're an activist who will change the world…

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And of course some words on the out-of-this-world lineup...

Jokes aside, other people had incredible things to say about what it means to be a Global Citizen...

And while being a Global Citizen is by no means easy, in the end it is so incredibly worth it…


The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 is presented and hosted by The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners House of Mandela, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Coca Cola Africa, Big Concerts, BMGF Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and associate partners HP and Microsoft.

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