You get B's email?
September 13th, 2012
11:29 AM ET
2 years ago

You get B's email?

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's fund-raising team, never known for being discreet in email solicitations, used a new name in the "From" field Thursday to ask supporters for money: Beyoncé Knowles.

"I usually don't email you - but I have an amazing invitation I have to share," the email from the singer read, an understatement for most Americans who don't receive emails from platinum-selling recording artists, usually or unusually.

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"Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!" the "Single Ladies" singer continued.

On Wednesday CNN confirmed Knowles and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, would host a fund-raiser for Obama in New York City next week. The event is slated to take place at Jay-Z's club "40/40."

The September 18 event will be similar to previous celebrity-hosted Obama fund-raisers, where people who donate to the president's campaign will be entered for a chance to win tickets to the event.

"I've had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times - and believe me - it's an opportunity you don't want to miss," the email from Knowles continued.

The singer signed the note simply "Love, B."


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soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. myviewis

    Maybe she can donate the money Hannibal Gaddafi paid her for her New Years concert in St. Barts.

    September 13, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  2. truth hurts

    obama really is getting desperate for money! time to send more in to romney. thanks for the reminder.

    September 13, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  3. California Gary

    Romney has Clint.........Obama has Beyonce'.........As much as I have enjoyed Clint's movies over the years, I have to give this one to Obama.

    September 13, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  4. Are u kidding?

    She e mailed you and millions of others begging for money for Obama. What's the big deal? Are you so in need of ratings that you bill this as personal? Very misleading.

    September 13, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  5. Really?

    Yeah, honestly, I keep getting unsolicited emails from all sorts of Democrats and keep trying to "unsubscribe" but I can't get them to stop sending them. Believe me, I have tried over and over again to no avail. Now I just delete them before I open them but, sheesh, what a waste of time!

    September 13, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  6. Teatroll

    I have an amazing answer for her: No, go away and don't bother me lady !!

    September 13, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    truth hurts wrote:

    obama really is getting desperate for money! time to send more in to romney. thanks for the reminder.
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    After Rmoney's most recent episode of "unfit to be a stateman" money ain't gonna make a difference. Money can't buy love.

    September 13, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  8. New Moon Rising

    Obama has Beyonce' .. and Mittens has a car elevator ... and he's gonna give us the shaft ~~

    September 13, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  9. firewalker

    Another RICH OBAMANITE Slave who Obama WILL TAX TO DE A TH.

    September 13, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  10. RealityBites

    Meanwhile, 400,000 children go un-noticed by the lamestream media for another day while Obama's opinion evolves.

    September 13, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  11. TY

    truth hurts

    obama really is getting desperate for money! time to send more in to romney. thanks for the reminder

    How can you say that. She does not want anything in return with that said Romney donors wants something less taxes, less regulation and WAR. This is great and so what........keep giving your monies to Romney because you are voting against self.

    September 13, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  12. truth hurts

    >Rudy NYC - money ain't gonna make a difference. Money can't buy love.

    not looking to love anybody, just get somebody competent in the whitehouse. only fools love politicians. i love results.

    September 13, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  13. Al-NY,NY

    Sheldon Addelson OWNS Romney.....SA."sit" Flip "yes" SA "invade Iran" Flip "not a problem"

    September 13, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  14. RealityBites

    Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran are all a result of the weakness, the apologies, all of this trying of reaching out on the part of naive president with no experience, an arrogant amateur who thought he could handle it.

    But hey.., why care about that!? Beyonce doesn't.

    September 13, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  15. Joann

    It's okay to fund raise for the rich billionairese for Romney, but ordinary and stars can't for President Obama.

    The president is not getting desparate, it's Willard Mitt Romney and you know it. Stop coming up here lying just like Mitt Romey and Paul Ryan along with the tea partyers.

    September 13, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  16. Mikey

    @Rudy – ...or judgment ...or the ability to relate to people who's basic life experience you simply can't seem to understand.

    For President, Mitt is simply not fit.

    September 13, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  17. Fired Up and Ready To Go!!!

    I think it is cool that Beyonce and Jay-Z are doing a fund-raiser for the President. There is no way that anybody would win an election without money. It would just be great to see the average person be selected to attend this event instead of the big spenders.

    September 13, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  18. firewalker

    Do you People remember when her husband Jay-Z's was HAWKING his Occupy Wall Street T-Shirts and the OWS wanted some of the proceeds from the sales and he told them all to take a hike. " I'm an Capitalist not a 99%er" when there's a chance for money to be made I take it. It doesn't matter from whom.

    September 13, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  19. New Moon Rising

    Romney is Toast .. with an extra helping of NUTELLA on it ...

    September 13, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  20. Larry L

    @truth hurts

    obama really is getting desperate for money! time to send more in to romney. thanks for the reminder.
    ---------------------------------------------------–
    Each day the President moves ahead more in the polls. Romney's latest moronic comment in the midst of a crisis lost a lot of votes for the spoiled chicken-hawk. No doubt Romney has the Koch brother's money. They have strong financial interests associated with his fat-cat agenda. But President Obama is getting the votes from those Americans who don't get 100% of their information from Fox News. Independents are too smart to fall for the right-wing scam.

    September 13, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. Mikey

    @truth – Keep throwing money down the drain. LOL.

    Hopefully, Sheldon Adelson won't get his $2B profit from his $100M investment toward buying his preferred tax rate.

    September 13, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  22. JD

    I got my e-mail! Wait, are you saying this wasn't a personal invite from Beyonce and she doesn't really love me??? Damn, another illusion shattered ....

    September 13, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  23. Rudy NYC

    truth hurts wrote:

    not looking to love anybody, just get somebody competent in the whitehouse. only fools love politicians. i love results.
    ---------------------
    You're not, but Rmoney is looking for some love. BTW, if Romney were that competent, then why is he struggling so? Pres. Obama, you would think, should be all too easy to beat. Right? Romney has no love to give, and he can't get any back.

    September 13, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  24. The REAL Truth...

    @truth hurts – obama really is getting desperate for money!
    --------------------–
    He's not desperate...he's using the same methods that Willard is using. I'd much prefer to get an email from Beyonce requesting political contributions than from a dirty old rich white-dude who's looking at is ROI
    You decide...

    September 13, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  25. Will

    Love Beyoncé – she deserves better than Obama. We are seeing a replay of the Carter years before our eyes. Yesterday reminded me of the hostage crisis back in the day. Just like Carter, Obama thinks a deferential America would be better respected around the world. He is going to finish his term having disproved his own argument while adopting most of Bush’s anti-terror policies that he campaigned and maligned with fervor. Obama’s weakness has proven to be provocative which is no real surprise.

    September 13, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
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