Beyoncé to host Obama fund-raiser at Jay-Z's club
September 12th, 2012
05:23 PM ET
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Beyoncé to host Obama fund-raiser at Jay-Z's club

(CNN) – Singer and celebrity Beyoncé Knowles will host a fund-raiser for President Barack Obama's campaign at husband and rapper Jay-Z's club "40/40" next week as the president campaigns in New York City, CNN confirmed Wednesday.

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.

A post on Beyoncé's Facebook page Wednesday reads: "Beyoncé is hosting President Barack Obama in New York City and you could join them! Make a donation to the President's campaign here and you will be automatically entered to win this once in a lifetime opportunity for you and a guest."

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  1. myviewis

    Our people are dead and this is news. Why???????

    September 12, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  2. obama victim

    surely Barry will cancel this with the recent tragedy overseas..................year...RIIIIIIIIIGGGHHHHT

    September 12, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Jay-Z should freestyle at an empty chair that contains an imaginary Mittens.

    September 12, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    I got 99 problems but a Mitt ain't one....

    September 12, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  5. Bousan

    For Obama a fund-raiser with Beyoncé is more important than meeting with Israel. He has to keep up appearances.

    September 12, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  6. atest

    Is this step towards Savior of middle class? Is Hollywood stars a middle class which president is fighting for? Middle class would be really happy if everybody has that much wealth. Please don't say something which you cannot do.

    September 12, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  7. myviewis

    Maybe they can hang a few pictures of Russian ships while they honor U.S. Veterans.

    September 12, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  8. Natasha

    This makes news in America , shame on you.

    September 12, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX

    Conservatives on here are 'outraged' that Jay and Beyounce would 'fundraise' for the President.

    But the Koch brother pour untold millions,not fundraise, but attempt to BUY the election. And it's OK !

    Do any of you ignorant yahoos hear your yourself when speak,or in this case type ?

    So myviews and the rest of you. Why is this not ok,but the the Koch brothers are ?

    Anyone ? Whats the obvious difference that some of you want to argue ?

    September 12, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  10. Lemone

    These are Pesident Obama's super pac..Robme has his and The President has them tooooo...stop Hate'en

    September 12, 2012 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  11. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX

    The number of low-info voters in this country is sad and astounding.

    I'm good with billionaires bankrolling a campaign,but heavan forbid a couple of artist try to raise money...keyword...raise money.

    Versus a couple of guys who give untold millions, when they are worth BILLIONS.

    Yep....While Jay and Beyonce are worth alot,I'm sure they are unfairly outspending the Koch brothers right ?

    Some of you....just tell us how you REALLY feel.

    The irony of what some of you are whining about......

    September 12, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  12. Wake up People!

    I got 99 problems but a Mitt ain't one!
    Too funny!

    Best post I've read all day!!

    OBAMA 2012!

    September 12, 2012 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  13. Beyhive

    Beyonce and jay z r real black people they support their culture and they supporting obama to stay their just to keep on making mor beautiful black histories

    September 12, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  14. alien

    Romney is not presidential material,wasn't governer material but it took only one term for voters to figure his game out. Hope their not as stupid this time around.

    September 12, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  15. Pa Voter

    2 excellent reasons not to vote for Obama. You see who his friends are ? Not the people that create opertunity, but the people who scam the world and call themselves enlightened.

    September 12, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    Jay-Z should freestyle at an empty chair that contains an imaginary Mittens.
    It worked for Clint Eastwood. But Jay-Z aint Clint Eastwood and Mitt Romney aint Obama.

    September 12, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  17. JJ

    I am just curious. What percent of the black vote is strictly because he is black. Would he get the black vote based on his record if he were white? and would the black entertainment establishment be holding all of these fund raisers? I don't agree with Obama and so I am a racist? Hypocracy abound and more failure to come. Thanks.

    September 12, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  18. hangar13

    But not enough time to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Note: For those who get their news filtered through CNN and similar lamestream outlets, the Presiden refused to meet with Netanyahu in New York with the excuse that he just didn't have time. There is a severe rift in relations between the US and Israel that you don't know about if you only receive filtered news. Wise up, being informed is more important than clinging to your leftist ideology.

    September 12, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  19. Babyboomer

    Does anyone really think this fundraiser was just put on the books yesterday. And another thing, how many times have this President (or others in the past) had to cancel an event like this one to address issues of national security. Goof ball Republicans may not want to admit it but President Obama is still the smartest guy in the room and HE IS THE PRESIDENT. He knows what he's doing. Osama gone, GM still here...

    September 12, 2012 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  20. Larry L


    Our people are dead and this is news. Why???????
    In the midst of the crisis Romney was trying to score political points. Was that decision news? Were the rants from "Mr. Crappy-Pants" Ted Nugent or Clint "Change My Depends" Eastwood newsworthy?

    September 12, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  21. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama

    What is a jay-Z?

    September 12, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  22. yem

    Is is after all , fund raising. There is no doubt in my mind to re-elect Obama is better choice than the extremists that make legislation about woman without not a single woman is present. What are they thinking???? Was it not enough for the GOP that they picked S. Palin as a V.P. candidate??? She is still talking nonsense.Words come fast for her and they mean nothing. And they had C. Eastwood talk to an empty chair in prime time. Their message is as empty as the GOP nominee. It is a disgrace to mankind if Romney wins. Hard to know him. He changes his position on important issues . In Massachusetts he was pro woman's right.NOW HE IS AGAINST IT.WHO ARE MITT AND ANN ROMNEY?????

    September 12, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  23. T'sah From Virginia

    I just donated $15 – I hope it gets me a ticket.............LMAO! You never know!

    Obama/Biden 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    September 12, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  24. Csm. Hb J-dogg

    Bousan To me yes meeting with a USA citizen and hearing there concerns is infact more important than meeting up with a Foreigner and There problems. His responsibilities are to Americans First.

    September 12, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  25. The Unsub

    Adolph Mittler is not fit for leading these great United States!

    September 12, 2012 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
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