Music power-players, Jay-Z and Beyoncé hosted a fundraiser at the rapper’s 40/40 night club Tuesday night for President Obama that raised over $4 million for his reelection campaign, according to a pool report.
According to the report, nearly 100 people attended the event and paid $40,000 a ticket.
Wearing a red cocktail dress, Beyoncé addressed the crowd and issued her support for Obama.
“I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama,” Beyoncé said. “We believe in his vision.”
Obama addressed the crowd and thanked the couple for their support.
“To J and B, thank you so much for your friendship.”
He then joked that his family was jealous of him.”Michelle, Sasha and Malia are mad at me because they aren’t here.”
During his address, he also shared his admiration for the couple.
“Beyoncé couldn’t be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent,” Obama said.
“We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are,” Obama said of Jay-Z. “So, you know, we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard but it’s okay.”
Prior to the fundraiser, the President went on The Late Show and chatted with David Letterman about the campaign and some of Mitt Romney’s latest comments