By Team BLAM
Beyoncé and Jay-z hosted a fundraiser at Jay-Z’s 40/40 and raised $4 million dollars for President Obama. One hundred VIP guest donated $40,000 to attend this event.
The beautiful R&B singer introduced our President by saying “I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama.”
The power couple has supported Obama since 2008, Beyoncé even sung at the 2009 inauguration. Although President Obama attended the event solo, he mentioned that his wife and daughters were disappointed that they were not able to attend. The President thanked his hosts and said, “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.”
One hundred donors in suits and dresses sat on sofas in a large, dark glassy room at Jay-Z’s exclusive club, according to a pool report. Each paid $40,000 to attend the event.
“I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama,” Beyoncé, wearing a red cocktail dress, told the crowd. “We believe in his vision.”
Obama thanked them when he took the stage. “To J and B, thank you so much for your friendship.”
The president told the crowd that “Michelle, Sasha and Malia are mad at me because they aren’t here.”
He said the couple has been so generous to his children: “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.”
Obama also said he and Jay-Z have a lot of common. “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 okay.”