Daily Urban News Alert: Beyonce and Jay-Z raised $4 million at their Obama Fundraising Event

"President Barack Obama, Jay-z, Beyonce"

Well I guess we know who will be singing again at the 2013 inaugural Ball if President Obama is elected. Beyonce and Jay-Z raised over 4 million dollars for the President. WOW! From the picture below Beyonce looked stunning, I love her hair color and Jay-Z well what can I say, he is now the New Man!

"President Barack Obama, Beyonce and Jay-z"

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By:  Ugonna Okpalaoka|The Grio

Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z have openly supported President Barack Obama since the beginning of his first term, and they continued the show of support by hosting an upscale fundraiser for the president last night at the rapper’s hip 40/40 nightclub in New York City.

“Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls,” Obama told the Manhattan audience. “She carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent.”

“Michelle, Sasha and Malia are mad at me because they aren’t here,” he added jokingly.

While the first lady and her daughters could not attend the event, about 100 other people joined the hip-hop couple and Obama, the Huffington Post reported. Tickets to the exclusive event cost $40,000 a pop, which brought in about $4 million for the president’s re-election campaign.

Beyoncé sent out an invitation to the event via e-mail to Obama supporters earlier this month.

“Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!” she wrote.

Obama showed appreciation to his hosts for the successful event.

“To Jay and B, thank you so much for your friendship,” he said.

“We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are,” he joked to Jay-Z. “So, you know, we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard, but it’s OK.”

Beyoncé had kind words for Obama as well when she took the stage.

“I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama,” she told the crowd. “We believe in his vision.”

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