Sep 19th, 2012 by Bilal Ali
The hip hop power couple helped raise $4 million for POTUS’ Presidential campaign at the $40,000/ticket fundraising dinner.Â And it was pretty obvious the mutual admiration Mr. President and The Carters have for each other.
Bey introduced POTUS saying,Â â€ťI canâ€™t tell you how proud we are to host tonightâ€™s event with President Obama.Â We believe in his vision.â€ť
And a snippet of the President’s remarks where he joked about being a lot like Jay–they both have daughters and both of their wives are more popular than them:
Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Well, it is wonderful to see all of you. Iâ€™m so grateful for all your support.
Let me just begin by saying to Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship. We are so grateful. Michelle and Malia and Sasha are mad at me because they are not here. (Laughter.) That doesnâ€™t usually happen. Usually theyâ€™re like, weâ€™re glad youâ€™re going â€” we donâ€™t need to go. But every time they get a chance to see these two they are thrilled, partly because they are just both so generous, particularly to my kids. And Malia and Sasha just love both of them.
BeyoncĂ© couldnâ€™t be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise â€” (applause) â€” and has so much talent. And Jay-Z now knows what my life is like. (Laughter.) We both have daughters, and our wives are more popular than we are. (Laughter and applause.) So weâ€™ve got a little bond there. (Laughter.) Itâ€™s hard, but itâ€™s okay. Itâ€™s okay. (Laughter.)