Nelson Mandela Dies: Music Tributes

South Africa's first black president has died at the age of 95.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, has died at the age of 95, according to the country's government. The anti-apartheid icon had been recovering at home following a lengthy spell in hospital.

A political hero, Mandela's achievements in South Africa made him one of the most respected political figures in history and his efforts transcended politics. 

Here's how the music world has been reacting to his death.

John Legend

Nas

Nicki Minaj

Justin Timberlake

Beyonce

Missy Elliott

Trey Songz

Nelly

Will.i.am

Alicia Keys

50 Cent

Kendrick Lamar

Rihanna

Jessie J

Kelly Rowland

LL Cool J

Tinie Tempah

Big Sean

Busta Rhymes

Dizzee Rascal

Ludacris

P Diddy

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