Obama on Being Homies With Jay-Z: "We've Got a Little Bond There"
President Barack Obama spent part of the evening with celebrity superfriends Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and about 100 guests of their guests at a $40,000-per-person fundraiser. The Roc couple hosted the event at their New York City lounge, the 40/40 Club, and helped raise $4 million for Obama's re-election efforts.
Meanwhile, it's believed that Mitt Romney and Clint Eastwood took turns poking fun at an empty chair while the President discussed policy and hip-hop with Jay-Z.
Politico reports that Beyoncé made a brief introduction before President Obama spoke. "I can't tell you how proud we are to host tonight's event with President Obama," she said. "We believe in his vision."
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Maybe it's because Bey sees a little Jigga in POTUS.
"[Jay-Z and I] both have daughters," Obama told the crowd. "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."
Guest list. Obama plus 40.
-- Mr. Carter (@S_C_) September 18, 2012
After joking that the First Lady and their two daughters were "mad at me because they're not here," Obama called Beyoncé a "role model" before tackling the elephant in the room: This November's presidential election.
"I don't want people to be complacent, but I don't want people to be discouraged," he said. "We're on the brink of an election. But more importantly, we're on the brink of moving America in a direction where we're going to be more just, more fair."
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