March 5th, 2010
04:03 PM ET
5 years ago

Music power couple Beyonce & Jay-Z got inside White House tour

Photos posted online appear to show Jay-Z and Beyonce in the White House.
Photos posted online appear to show Jay-Z and Beyonce in the White House.

Washington (CNN) - Megastars Beyonce and Jay-Z, accompanied by a small group of friends, visited the White House on Wednesday for a special tour that included the White House Situation Room, White House aides confirmed.

A photo, apparently taken of the group in the Situation Room, was released on the Web site Rap Radar. The photo shows Jay-Z sitting at the head of the table, the seat normally occupied by the president. He is surrounded by his wife, Beyonce, and others in his entourage.

White House tours for the public normally do not include a stop inside the Situation Room. When occupied by the president and his national security team, the room is typically used to mobilize the administration during a crisis situation and communicate to officials around the world. But one White House aide said special visitors occasionally get access to the Situation Room.

"It's not like there's classified information laying around," the aide said. "It's really just a conference room."

Last December, the White House posted a virtual tour of the Situation Room, touting it as "an exclusive look inside one of the most secure spaces in the country."

White House aides confirmed that Jay-Z and Beyonce stopped by before Jay-Z's concert Wednesday night at Washington's Verizon Center.


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soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Mark

    once again Obama acting like a hollywood insider instead President.

    OBAMA IS A JOKE!!!

    March 5, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    I bet he's having trouble trying to figure it all outs and stuff.

    March 5, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  3. Helen

    Well, this adminstration sucks up to the rich and richer, while the middle class gets poorer. What I cant stand is all of our money going to other countries and you idiots thinking that this administration is the be all and end all! This administration needs to listen to the american public, but we all know that democrats have cotton in there ears, and dont give a darn about what the public wants they just want to spend money we dont have.
    I cant wait until elections come along and we can vote these morons OUT!

    March 5, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  4. Most Republicans - Wrong about everything, Wrong for America (and GW Bush was the worst President ever)

    Boy. Can we care any more about the trivial and meaningless?

    March 5, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  5. ILoveCNN

    The guy got invited to the WH and he dresses like a bump. What a joke. I think I've had enough of this "hope and change" stuff.

    March 5, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  6. KC

    To anyone who objects on who visits the White House, please remember The White House is the People's House.

    Rich or poor, rap or classical, genius or inept, it is the People's House, the American People.

    March 5, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. Johnny DC

    Political ploy to gain a point or two from the 18-25 yr old urban demographic. Nothing more.

    March 5, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  8. thats_right

    that is not the right photo, if you guys go to TMZ you will see the real pictures he is wearing a suit siting on the president'ts chair, and from his face expression you can tell like as if he is the presidet that is soooooo wrong, I can't believe this.

    March 5, 2010 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  9. Debby

    Rappers at the White House so educational. LOL

    March 5, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  10. m smith

    What a bunch of whinney babies. Other president have had entertainers to the white house the only difference is that the Obama administration make it public who was there. Get over it all you sore loosers.

    March 5, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    No. Actually George Bush Sr. invited the gangster rapper Eazy E to the white house. He was MUCH WORSE than anything Jay Z has represented. I DARE YOU TO GOOGLE IT!!

    March 5, 2010 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  12. jules sand-perkins

    I wish that the President of the United States of America and the First Lady had more educated taste in music.
    Many in the past did. Harry Truman, JFK, FDR–just for Democrats.
    Former SOS Rice played the piano very well herself.
    It's a better image for our country.

    March 6, 2010 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
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