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The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, & Shawn Mendes Perform at Global Citizen Festival 2018!

The Weeknd closes out the 2018 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday night (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.

The 28-year-old entertainer was the last performer of the night as Janet Jackson performed before him.

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Earlier in the day, Shawn Mendes and John Legend hit the stage for a performance together.

“I’m sick, I’m repulsed, I’m infuriated by the double standards that continue to threaten women as second-class citizens. Enough,” Janet said during her set.

Watch below.

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Cardi B Gives First Performance Since Giving Birth at Global Citizen Festival 2018

Cardi B is back!

The 25-year-old rapper returned to the stage for her first performance since welcoming daughter Kulture back in July at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday afternoon (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.

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Also hitting the stage for performances included Janelle Monae and The Greatest Showman‘s Keala Settle.

Cardi took a break during her set to encourage fans to get out in vote.

“I was gonna read off the teleprompter, Cardi started. “We need to vote…Especially us – the millennials.”

Watch her speech below!

15+ pictures inside of the ladies performing on stage…More Here! »

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Dakota Johnson Gives Out Her Phone Number at Global Citizen Festival 2018 (VIDEO)

Dakota Johsnon hits the stage for to share a very important message at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday afternoon (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.

The 28-year-old actress took to the stage to give out her personal phone number and encouraged people to share their stories about sexual assault with her.

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“I want to help you, women and girls around the world, tell your story,” Dakota said. “This is my phone number [212-653-8806]. I want you to call me and I want you to tell me your story in a voicemail. Or I want you to send me a message at dakota.johnson@globalcitizen.org and I want you to tell me what you’ve gone through as a women or girl in the world that’s been suffering.”

“If we don’t speak the same language, that’s OK. We have a team for that,” Dakota continued. “We’ll translate it. And if you’re going to threaten to hurt me, we have a team for that too.”

FYI: Dakota is wearing a Gucci coat and a Dannijo slip dress.

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Katie Holmes Joins Gus Kenworthy & Amber Heard at Global Citizen Festival 2018!

Katie Holmes speaks to the crowds as she hits the stage at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday afternoon (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.

The 39-year-old actress looked pretty in an orange dress as she was joined at the event by fellow actress Amber Heard and Olympian Gus Kenworthy.

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Other stars that stepped out for the event included Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, La La Anthony, Kendrick Simpson, and Selenis Leyva.

The Global Citizen Festival – which is in its seventh year – is continuing its mission to end extreme poverty around the globe, by 2030.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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Chris Martin Performs at Global Citizen Festival 2018 as Ex Wife Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Married

Chris Martin rocks out on stage at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday afternoon (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.

The 41-year-old singer was joined on stage by his Coldplay bandmates as they spent they afternoon performing at the festival.

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That same day, Chris‘ ex wife Gwyneth Paltrow tied the knot to producer Brad Flachuk in lavish ceremony in the Hamptons.

The Global Citizen Festival – which is in its seventh year – is continuing its mission to end extreme poverty around the globe, by 2030.

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Hugh Jackman & Deborrah Lee Furness Step Out for Hosting Duties at Global Citizen Festival 2018!

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra Lee Furness hit the stage at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday afternoon (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.

The 49-year-old actor and his 62-year-old wife both wore branded shirts for the event – which they are hosting.

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The Global Citizen Festival – which is in its seventh year – is continuing its mission to end extreme poverty around the globe, by 2030.

Other stars that stepped out to speak to the crowds included Rami Malek, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Brosnahan, Kal Penn, Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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