Last night about 100 deep pocket donors paid upwards of $40,000 per ticket to party side-by-side with President Barack Obama, singer Beyonce and her aging rapper husband Jay Z at his 40/40 sports club in New York City.
Beyonce introduced President Obama to the well-heeled guests, saying: “I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama. We believe in his vision.”
The president warmly thanked Bey and Jay, saying: "Thank you so much for your friendship.” It must be nice to have "friends" like Beyonce and Jay Z.
”Jay-Z now knows, you know, what my life is like," said the president of the former Brooklyn crack dealer. "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.”
But Mr. Obama saved the most praise for Beyonce, calling the curvy boudoir singer a "role model."
“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.”
Even though he considers Beyonce to be a role model for his daughters, Mr. Obama left the women in his life back home in DC. "Michelle, Sasha and Malia are mad at me because they aren’t here," the president joked.
The president's star-studded fundraisers have drawn criticism from Republicans and others who see the elitist events as divisive and grandiose.
But Obama dismisses the critics by using a lottery system that enables low-income supporters to rub elbows with the wealthy at his fundraisers.
Several Twitter users uploaded their cell phone camera pics of the much-hyped couple.
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