Katy Perry Rallies for Obama at 'America Forward' Campaign Event in Vegas (PHOTOS)
The pop star rallied support for President Barack Obama's re-election at an "America Forward" campaign event in Las Vegas' Doolittle Park on Wednesday. Clad out in a curve-hugging white latex dress designed as a ballot, Perry performed several tracks to get the 13,000-large crowd excited about fast-approaching Election Day, according to ABC News. As she urged the crowd to vote for Obama, images of the president and his slogan "Forward" flashed across an on-stage backdrop.
"So tonight was a great night!" Perry tweeted after the concert. "The PRESIDENT gave grandma and I unforgettable shout outs & now I am officially 28! Best. birthday. ever."
The visit was part of a two-day, cross-country campaign blitz that sees Obama set foot in eight states, including battlegrounds like Iowa, Colorado and Ohio. "I always want to remind everybody what’s at stake," Obama said in a video he recorded before boarding a flight to Tampa, Fla., following the Sin City event. "We go to these big events, we have a lot of fun. Ya know, Katy Perry sang tonight."
"But ultimately this is about the young Iraq veteran who introduced me who is able to get a college education on the G.I. bill," he continued. "It's about the young woman I meet on the rope lines who tells me she's now getting healthcare because of Obamacare. It's about somebody who says they were able to save their home from foreclosure or have finally found a job because of the work that we did in saving the auto industry. That's what's at stake every single day in this election."Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi, Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder at the “30 Days to Victory” concert fundraiser at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. And that night, Perry flaunted her political persuasion with nail art of the president's portrait.
And she's not the only star stumping for the Democratic ticket as Election Day nears. On Thursday, Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are opening their Calabasas, Calif., home to First Lady Michelle Obama for a lunch co-hosted by Salma Hayek.