It’s no secret that Beyonce and Jay-Z are good friends with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The power couple recently held a fundraiser for the Obama campaign at their 40/40 club in New York City. With ticket prices at $40,000 per person, Beyonce and Jay-Z were able to raise $4 million in one night.
“I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama,” Beyonce said at the private event. “We believe in his vision.”
President Obama also spoke at the event, praising Beyonce and Jay-Z on their accomplishment:
Let me just begin by saying to Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship. We are so grateful. Michelle and Malia and Sasha are mad at me because they are not here. That doesn’t usually happen. Usually they’re like, we’re glad you’re going — we don’t need to go. But every time they get a chance to see these two they are thrilled, partly because they are just both so generous, particularly to my kids. And Malia and Sasha just love both of them.
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. And Jay-Z now knows what my life is like. 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. It’s okay.
Congratulations to Beyonce and Jay-Z for raising money for a great cause. Speaking of which, are you registered to vote? If not, visit www.gottaregister.com. Make your voice heard!