Jay Z performed a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela in Los Angeles on Monday, dedicating his hit 'Young Forever' to the former South African president.

The rap mogul and his wife Beyonce have in the past met Mandela and this week Beyonce posted a picture of their time together on Instagram:

Jay told the Staples Center crowd: "We wanna dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela." Adding: "If y'all got a dream, chase that muthaf***er down".

WATCH the tribute in the video above.

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    The Prince of Wales (left) and the President of South Africa Nelson Mandela with Spice Girls (left to right) Emma, Mel B and Geri at the offical presidential residence overlooking Johannesburg, today (Saturday). See PA Story Royal Africa. Photo by John Stillwell /PA.

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    Former South African President, Nelson Mandela (R) sits beside US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) during a meeting in Johannesburg on August 7, 2009. The United States and South Africa are working together to realise democracy, freedom and prosperity in Zimbabwe, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Denis FARRELL (Photo credit should read DENIS FARRELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Nelson Mandela Photocall With Charlize Theron

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 11: Oscar winning Actress Charlize Theron wipes away tears as she meets former South African President Nelson Mandela at Mandela House following her Academy Awards success, on March 11, 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Naashon Zalk/Getty Images)

  • Arafat, Mandela

    FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1998 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, right, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gesture during a meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)

  • FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE -This file photo provided June 21, 2011 by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, shows US First Lady Michelle Obama center, accompanied by her daughters, Malia, left and Sasha, meet former South African President Nelson Mandela, at this home in Houghton, South Africa. (AP Photo/ Debbie Yazbek, Nelson Mandela Foundation, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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    South African President Nelson Mandela embraces American international pop-star Stevie Wonder (R) in Pretoria at the presidential residence 06 February. Mandela praised Wonder for his involvement in anti-apartheid activities when the African National Congress was still a banned organization in South Africa. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FILE - In this May 25, 2002 file photo, Irish rock star Bono, right, and former South African President Nelson Mandela pose after meeting at Mandela's residence at Houghton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist laws of the land had fallen and he was among the world’s most admired people, Mandela inspired concerts, songs, poems, fiction and movies. (AP Photo/Juda Ngwenya, File)

  • Nelson Mandela, David Beckham

    FILE - In this May 21, 2003 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, poses with England's soccer captain, David Beckham, in Johannesburg. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Shayne Robinson, Pool, File)

  • US talk show host Oprah Winfrey (R) and

    US talk show host Oprah Winfrey (R) and former South African President Nelson Mandela take part 06 December 2002 in a ceremony, marking the start of construction of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg. (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mandela, Castro

    FILE - In this May 19, 1998 file photo, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, shares a laugh with South Africa President Nelson Mandela at a meeting of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Keystone, Patrick Aviolat, File)

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    FILE - In this March 23, 1999 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, left, and American pop singer Michael Jackson arrive at a news conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where Jackson announced dates for two concerts with profits to go to various funds including the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Obed Zilwa, File)

  • DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA

    FILE - In this March 17, 1997 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, left, escorts Diana, Princess of Wales, during a courtesy visit to Mandela while visiting her brother, Earl Spencer, in Cape Town. Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist laws of the land had fallen and he was among the world’s most admired people, Mandela inspired concerts, songs, poems, fiction and movies.(AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)

  • Mandala, Dalai Lama

    FILE - In this Aug. 22, 1996 file photo, the Dalai Lama, left, walks hand-in-hand with South African President Nelson Mandela prior to an official reception at the presidential office in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)

  • FILE - In this June 15, 1990 file photo, Pope John Paul II, right, shakes hands with Nelson Mandela, deputy leader of African National Congress, during a private audience at the Vatican. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Claudio Luffoli, File)

  • South African President Nelson Mandela signs a rugby ball during a ceremony where he received the Freedom of the City and County of Cardiff

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  • A Nelson Mandela fan has his hero immortalised in ink

  • A coffee cup mosaic depicting the former South African president's face

  • Nelson Mandela stands with the Duke of Gloucester as he is invested as a Knight of St John. The 86-year-old former President of South Africa receives his insignia - an eight-pointed cross - at a ceremony in St James's Palace, London. 17/12/04

  • Nelson Mandela at the Make Poverty History Rally, which was held in Trafalgar Square in central London, 2005. Some 220 unions, pressure groups, charities, faith groups and celebrities have joined together to put pressure on the government to deliver fair trade and further dept relief to developing countries. Alma Robinson/allactiondigital.com

  • British Prime Minister Tony Blair is greeted by former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, May 31, 2007

  • Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, shares a joke with Nelson Mandela,centre, and his wife Sarah Brown, right, at 10 Downing Street, London. Tuesday Aug. 28, 2007. A statue of the former South African president is being unveiled in London on Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter meets Nelson Mandela and gives him a replica of the World Cup trophy. 2008

  • A jovial Nelson Mandela takes his seat in Soweto's Jabulani Stadium, Feb. 13, 1990, before addressing a crowd of 120,000 who packed the venue to hear him speak. Mandela, leader of the African National Congress, was released from from prison two days before. (AP Photo)

  • Prince Charles with Nelson Mandela & the Spice Girls at a charity concert 1997

  • U.S. superstar Michael Jackson, right, hugs South African President Nelson Mandela, at the conclusion of a brief meeting at Mandela's Pretoria residence Saturday, July 20, 1996. Jackson was on a three-day visit to South Africa. (AP Photo/Adil Bradlow)

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture Date: Wednesday June 25, 2008. The meeting is part of a week long visit marking the former South African President's 90th birthday. See PA story ROYAL Mandela. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • In this July 4, 1993 file photo, President Bill Clinton, left, and Nelson Mandela listen during Fourth of July ceremonies in Philadelphia during which Clinton presented the Philadelphia Liberty Medal to the African National Congress president and South African President F.W. de Klerk. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, file)

  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela is seen in Johannesburg, Tuesday Sept. 2, 2008, as the Oxford University Press and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation announced a partnership to promote leadership and scholarship in Africa. The partnership will see at least 18 scholars benefit from financial and educational support within the first five years. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

  • In this Wednesday August 21, 1996, file photo Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama, right, meets with President Nelson Mandela, left, in Cape Town South Africa. South Africa said Monday, March 23, 2009, it wanted to avoid being the source of bad publicity about trading partner China, and ended up itself the target of sharp criticism for barring the Dalai Lama from a peace conference in Johannesburg later this week. Friday's conference is now the target of a boycott by retired Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former president F.W. de Klerk and members of the Nobel Committee who had been expected to be among Nobel laureates, Hollywood celebrities and other dignitaries discussing issues ranging from combatting racism to promoting sports to bring people and nations together. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)

  • A child dressed as a doctor sits on the lap of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, Friday, July 31, 2009 during the launch of a children's hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela has combined his 91st birthday celebration with the opening of a new children's hospital. According to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, which spearheaded the project, the hospital will be the fifth devoted to providing specialist medical care to children on the continent. Two others are in Egypt, one is in Kenya, and the other is in Cape Town. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

  • Nelson Mandela, a senior member of the African National Congress, in prison on Robben Island. 1964

  • Former South African Former President Nelson Mandela leaves after he attended the memorial of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela at the St Stithian's College Chapel in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, June 17, 2010. Thirteen-year-old Zenani Mandela was killed in a car that overturned on June 10 as it took her home from a pre-World Cup concert in Soweto. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, POOL)

  • Former South African Former President Nelson Mandela is led by his wife Grace Machel, right, as they arrive for a memorial service for his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela at the St Stithian's College Chapel in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, June 17, 2010. Thirteen-year-old Zenani Mandela was killed in a car that overturned on June 10 as it took her home from a pre-World Cup concert in Soweto. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, POOL)

  • Nelson Mandela enjoying his first look at his wax work model at Madame Tussauds, London. 1991

  • Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, right, and South African President Nelson Mandela salute the crowd as they arrive at the congress center in Zuwarah, 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of Tripoli, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997. Mandela stopped in Libya on his way back from the Commomwealth summit in Scotland to honor Gadhafi with the Cape Horn award, the highest South African honor to foreign figures. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

  • Nelson Mandela, left, and his wife Winnie, right, at Cape Town's airport prior to a flight to Johannesburg in this February 1990 photo, the day after his release from prison.

  • Pope John Paul II, right, shakes hands with Nelson Mandela, deputy leader of African National Congress, during a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, June 15, 1990, Rome, Italy. (AP Photo/Claudio Luffoli)

  • South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela meets with Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, right, on Sunday, May 20, 1990 in Cairo. Both are in Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

  • South African President Nelson Mandela stands with The Queen in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace on his arrival for a state banquet in his honour. See PA story MANDELA Visit. WPA Rota photo by John Stillwell/PA

  • Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was kept for years. Royal Danish visit to South Africa.

  • Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was kept for years. Royal Danish visit to South Africa.

  • On the stage of the concert held in his honour, Deputy President of the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela addressed and saluted the crowd, with a clenched fist, in Wembley Stadium, London, April 16, 1990, and thanked them for their support during his 27 years in prison. Mandela's wife Winnie applauds her husband, left. The five-hour concert was televised in over 40 countries and all the proceeds went to charities. (AP Photo/Staff/Allen)

  • In this 1961 file photo, Nelson Mandela, then a 42-year-old, political activist and an able heavyweight boxer and physical culturist, is seen. The son of a minor chieftain, Mandela took his degree in Law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. (AP Photo, file)

  • Schoolchildren from Mqekezweni greet ANC President Nelson Mandela during his visit Saturday, March 5, 1994. Mandela went to school in this village and returned to visit it during his two-day campaign tour of the Transkei for the upcoming all-race general elections scheduled for April 27. (AP Photo/David Brauchli)

  • South African president Nelson Mandela kisses his wife Winnie Mandela at a rally in Cape Town in early 1993. Local radio reported Thursday Aug.17 1995 that Nelson Mandela had hired a lawyer to institute divorce proceedings against his wife. (AP PHOTO/BENNY GOOL)

  • South African President Nelson Mandela holds up a traditional Zulu shield and stick during the African National Congress' final election rally in Inzinga in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands Monday June 24, 1996, ahead of this week's delayed local government elections.(AP Photo/Adil Bradlow) Ref #: PA.7577680

  • President and Mrs. Clinton stand with South African President Nelson Mandela and his daughter, Zinzi Mandela Hlongwane, Tuesday night, Oct., 4, 1994 at the North Portico of the White House. The Clintons hosted a state dinner for Mandela. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander)

  • The three ANC Youth Leaders, Nelson Mandela, centre, Walter Sisulu, left, and Harrison Motlana, pictured in 1952 during the Defiance Campaign trial at the Johannesburg Supreme Court, South Africa. The Defiance Campaign encourages blacks to defy apartheid laws. (AP Photo)

  • African National Congress President Nelson Mandela prior to the taping of Rev. Jesse Jacksons 'Both Sides' show at CNN studios in Washington Saturday, Sept. 25, 1993. The show will be broadcast 9 p.m. EDT Saturday.