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Obama Thanks Beyonce and Jay-Z For Exclusive NYC Fundraiser: Beyonce Stuns in Red
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Obama was all praises for Beyonce and thanked her and Jay-Z for the wonderful but exclusive fundraiser bash
Tuesday night at the 40/40 Club in New York, the sports club co-owned by Jay-Z, the hip-hop artist and wife Beyoncé hosted the president and approximately 100 guests for what we originally anticipated would be the candidate's coolest campaign fund-raiser yet. While we cannot comment on whether this expectation was realized-because the White House press-pool report disappointingly fails to note whether the 40/40 Club's catwalk, 18-foot-tall illuminated champagne tower, and custom pool tables were utilized- it was notably better than George Clooney's May fund-raiser in one capacity. Beyonce looked stunning in red as she and Jay-Z host a bash to raise funds of the Obama campaign.
The president had a more effusive assessment of his hosts, with whom he is apparently on nickname basis. He said, "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."
He added, "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."
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Sep 20, 2012 08:42 AM EDT