Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Throw Fundraiser for Obama in NYC
The musical supercouple is hosting a fundraiser on Sept. 18 for the president’s reelection campaign at the rapper-producer’s 40/40 Club in New York City. The Commander-in-Chief will grace the 100-guest exclusive event, for which ticket prices run as high as $40,000 per head. And reports indicate that the affair will be Obama’s final fundraising event in the Big Apple ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
But this certainly isn’t the first time in recent months that Jay and Bey have shown love for Team Obama.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have made no secret of their loyal support for the POTUS. In a May interview with CNN, the rapper praised Obama as “leaps and bounds” better than Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
And in July, Queen B released a clip showing support for First Lady Michelle Obama and her hubby. “Michelle is the ultimate example of a truly strong African-American,” Beyoncé said in the clip. “She is a caring mother, she’s a loving wife, while at the same time she is the first lady!”
President Obama has even voiced his respect for the rapper. During Jay-Z’s Made in America music festival on Sept. 1, tens of thousands of fans were treated to a special message from the president. “To me, the idea of America is that no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try,” Obama said in the per-recorded clip. “Jay-Z did it. He didn’t come from power or privilege. He got ahead because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes and just plain refused to quit. That’s what ‘made in America’ means.”
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