Irregardless of who you’re voting for in this November’s election, seeing hip-hop moguls get involved is quite a sight to see… On Tuesday, Jay-Z and Beyonce (The Carters), held a $40,000 dollar a plate dinner for 100 of New York’s elite as part of a fundraiser for the President’s reelection campaign. And when the guest of honor arrived, the President, he was greeted with a check for a whopping $4 million dollars.
“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.” The President 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.”
President 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.”