Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms reportedly edged out Independent candidate Mary Norwood in the Atlanta mayoral runoff election on Tuesday night. The highly publicized contest was decided by just over 750 votes.
With that razor-thin margin, Norwood has called for a recount, but Bottoms has declared herself the winner. Some famous residents of ATL already took to social media to congratulate the city council member.
T.I. wrote on Instagram, “I’m So F-ckin Proud Of All Y’all!!!!! WE MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!! Don’t ever forget what WE CAN DO when we stick TOGETHER!!!! Congratulations [Keisha Lance Bottoms] 60th mayor of Atlanta.”
Big Boi, Killer Mike, 2 Chainz, Tyrese, Kandi Burruss, and DC Young Fly joined Tip in celebrating Bottoms’ apparent triumph. In the weeks prior to the election, many celebrities – such as Usher, 21 Savage, and Tiny Harris – engaged in a social media campaign to endorse the daughter of R&B singer Major Lance.