Beyoncé and Jay-Z Raise $4 Million for Obama at NYC Event

President Obama, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z

Beyoncé and Jay-Z showed their support for President Obama by raising $4 million for his re-election campaign at an exclusive fundraising event last night in New York City.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, attendees shelled out $40,000 a pop to mingle with the President and the superstar couple at Jay-Z’s “40/40″ club. The glitzy event featured a tower of 350 Armand de Brignac champagne bottles.

“I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama,” said Beyoncé, who wore a red cocktail dress. “We believe in his vision.”

A grateful Obama thanked the Carters for their support. “To Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship,” he said, while joking, “Michelle, Sasha and Malia are mad at me because they aren’t here.”

He praised the “Singles Ladies” singer for being a role model for his daughters. “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,” said Obama.

The commander-in-chief also saluted the Roc Nation boss. “We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. So, you know, we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard but it’s OK,” he said.

Beyoncé performed for the First Couple during their first dance at the inaugural ball and has worked closely with First Lady Michelle Obama on the “Let’s Move” initiative to fight childhood obesity.

40/40 Club

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39 Comments

  1. me

    they sure r a power couple

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    Karruche Will Never Be Rihanna Reply:

    @me,

    LOL @ “He praised the ‘Single Ladies’ singer for being a role model for his daughters.”

    Can you imagine Sasha and Malia singing Single Ladies or Countdown? LOL.

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    Pereezy YMCMB-MMG Reply:

    @me, M.J. at Summer Jam, Obama on the text
    Y’all should be afraid of what I’m gonna do next, hold up… said Jay-Z.

    KING JAY and QUEEN BEY

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    kaurreche will always be with Chris Breezy Reply:

    @me, U could be Right about that

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  2. coolio

    Sometimes I think these people are supporting Obama because he’s black. I mean I’ve never heard neither Jay nor B speak about Obama’s policies.

    Beyonce just likes michelle because she thinks she’s “Inspiring”. Well, isnt Hillary Clinton inspiring too? I never hear your talk about her or anything

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    tsf Reply:

    @coolio, maybe she found it a little hard to relate to a mid aged white woman… and I have listened to many times jay z has talked about obama

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    YMCMB_#1STUNNA Reply:

    @coolio, mitt romney dont pay no tax.
    mitt romney dont pay no tax. (kanye voice)

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    GOODMUSIC.. we fresh, we resh! Reply:

    lmfao!!!@YMCMB_#1STUNNA,

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    YMCMB_#1STUNNA Reply:

    @GOODMUSIC.. we fresh, we resh!, you should join kanyetothe.(if you havent already) ton of kanye stans there.

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    REAL Reply:

    @coolio, dats stupid wat you just said…only a stupid non black person would say dat. Beyonce relates more to her DUHHH

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  3. dope

    go bey!!

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  4. BEYONCELAND

    QUEEN BEYONCE & KING JAYZ WITH POTUS! (YOUR FAVES COULD NEVER)

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    Jay-Me Reply:

    @BEYONCELAND, LoL so true.

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    Trini_Minaj Reply:

    @BEYONCELAND, Tell em. Even my other fave Nicki Minaj got mentioned by the POTUS. Bey and Nicki stay winning.

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  5. Shutterbug

    So the President can chat it up with a bunch of the 1%-ers all day long, but he can’t do a blessed thing about our EMBASSIES in the MIDDLE EAST being attacked?!

    That’s why I’m supporting Gary Johnson in this election…both the GOP and the Democrats have screwed America enough-it’s time a THIRD PARTY took over!

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  6. Jay

    That’s amazing! Haha! And I like what Obama said about both their wives being more popular than they are. Ha! Also, Beyonce looks amazing!! :)

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  7. King-Breezyoncé

    Blacks people Run the world!!!

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  8. King-Breezyoncé

    F L A W L E SS

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  9. Obama 2012 bytch!

    Bey looks STUNNING! OBAMA 2012!

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  10. aba

    B>>>>>

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  11. Ursula

    Wearing a red dress to a Democratic event? undercover Disrespect.

    Or it could symbolized their association with the demonic world.

    …whichever one.

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    Nathan Reply:

    @Ursula, Damn fool. Our flag’s colors are RED, WHITE AND BLUE.

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    Trini_Minaj Reply:

    @Nathan, I hear ya, although I wish she woulda worn blue for baby Blue and the Dems. She looks stunning anyway.

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  12. Jay-Me

    Beyoncé looks like a fucking lady in this picture.

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  13. ColeWorld

    wish there was a Youtube video of their conversation

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  14. London's Finest Baby !

    I have never seen Bey chessying so much LOL the Obama effect… Jigga watch your Missus LOL

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    S* Reply:

    @London’s Finest Baby !, I would to!
    Im a Swedish chick who is mesmerized by Obama’s charisma and intelligence not cause he’s black or whatever.

    FYI: people call him mixed in Europe, not black cause..well he IS mixed but you guys dont have that conception which is beyond ironic for the most mixed country of the world, that you never use the word mixed for people with patents of different origin ( yeah we never use RACE for people in Europe!)

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  15. Realist

    I’m sick of the hype surrounding Beyonce & Jay-Z. If you consider a self-proclaimed diva pussy popping in a leotard “classy” and “role model-like” then it’s OBVIOUS you’re sucking up.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Realist, Interesting that you’re “sick of the hype surrounding Beyonce & Jay Z” yet you take time out to click on their post AND comment. But why oh, that’s right YOU HAVE NO LIFE! Please exit stage right & never come back … thank you, that it is all!

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  16. C94B

    Damn Obama is 6’1″, how tall is Jay ??!

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    godfather Reply:

    @C94B, jay’s about 6’3

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  17. aaliyah

    $4 million isn’t that much for them to raise, but I guess it’s better than nothing.

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    Jay Reply:

    @aaliyah, How much have you raised for the Obama campaign?

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    kaurreche will always be with Chris Breezy Reply:

    @Jay, co-sign

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  18. White & pinkie/diamondz h 9-30-2013

    That Nice of both of them

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  19. kaurreche will always be with Chris Breezy

    Congration to them

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  20. bamielovesbreezy

    Obama 2012

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  21. You knw me

    Why are the rich getting richer ? Obama is financially capable to campaign for another tenure all by himself. Beyonce and jay z should have given that money out to people who really have problems.

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  22. Programa

    Yes, I would like to be part of your programme but prbolem is finance and was once cheated on without giving my work. I was shocked because I trusted them and this is what happened. Please try and understand my position, I am trying very hard to save so that I can oneday start making money. Thank you,Yvonne

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