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The Carters Touch Down In South Africa & Fans LOSE It + Beyonce Pens Nelson Mandela Tribute Ahead Of Global Citizen Festival Performance

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The entire Carter Clan has touched down in South Africa. Watch the BeyHive lose it when they spot Beyonce, Jay Z and the kiddies, plus read Beyonce's touching open letter to Nelson Mandela ahead of her performance at the Global Citizen Festival inside...

The Hip Hop Royal Family has arrived!

Beyonce and Jay Z have a very special performance on Sunday to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100. And she brought her whole family along with her to South Africa.

The Carters were spotted hopping off their private plane with Blue Ivy, Sir & Rumi Carter. Hov carried Rumi off the aircraft while Bey carried Sir on her hip:

 

 

 

 

OK! Dark hair Bey.

Fans lost it when they spotted the Carters walking through the airport:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will take place in Johannesburg with performances by The Carters, Usher, Pharrell Williams and more. The festival will honor South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, and his legacy a century after he was born. Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95.

Here's a clip from the band rehersals below: 

 

 

Ahead of her performance, Mrs. Carter penned a powerful open letter to Nelson Mandela.

"It is an honor for me to travel to South Africa this week in celebration of you and your efforts to right so many wrongs," she wrote.

She talked about the first time she met Nelson Mandela and how it impacted her.

"I recall your measured but focused steps in as you recounted the stories of the struggles, the sacrifices and your resilience," she wrote. "You smiled as you talked to a crowd of artists and their guests, including my mother, who first told my sister and me about the great Nelson Mandela. In that moment I truly understood your heart and humility."

Read her full letter below:

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Watch Bey hit the stage at The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at 4PM EST. You can watch the live stream on Global Citizen’s YouTube channel.

 

Photos: Getty

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