Jay-Z‘s already got “Obama on the text,” so why not host a fundraiser with his wife Beyonce for the president. Jay tweeted yesterday–a rare occurrence–“Guest list. Obama plus 40.” All the bells and whistles were pulled out last night for the lavish fundraising dinner held at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in New York City. Obama joined the two hosts and about 100 wealthy supporters who each paid $40,000 to be in the president’s presence. Jay-Z and Beyonce helped raise $4 million for the president’s re-election campaign and for the Democratic party, according to Entertainment Weekly. In one night. Hip-hop royalty indeed.
As usual, the president’s sense of humor charmed the attendees. He told Jay that they have a lot in common. “And Jay-Z now knows what my life is like,” the president said. “We both have daughters, and our wives are more popular than we are. So we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard, but it’s okay.” The FLOTUS, Sasha and Malia were sad to miss the event since all three are huge fans of Beyonce. But Obama made sure Queen Bey knew how highly he thinks of her. “Beyoncé couldn’t be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent.” Four million isn’t too shabby, not too shabby at all.
Beyonce and Jay-Z help raise $4 million for Obama [Entertainment Weekly]
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