Nelson Mandela Dies: Music Tributes

5 December 2013, 22:42 | Updated: 6 December 2013, 09:44

Nelson Mandela

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

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


Nicki Minaj

Justin Timberlake


Missy Elliott

Trey Songz


Alicia Keys

50 Cent

Kendrick Lamar


Jessie J

Kelly Rowland

LL Cool J

Tinie Tempah

Big Sean

Busta Rhymes

Dizzee Rascal


P Diddy