March 6th, 2010
02:11 PM ET
10 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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  1. SocialismBad

    So how much have these people contributed to Obama and the Democrats? Bill Clinton used the Whitehouse as a hotel for donors. I guess this is just another Democratic way of getting donations.


    March 6, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |

    People, please! No story here. He can invite whoever he wants to the Whitehouse. Some people are automically biased once they hear the word "rapper". Get over it. This is a new era.

    March 6, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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