Grammy-winning singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter‘s decision to rock a pair of gold-looking pro-President Barack Obama earrings has reportedly sparked a mini-retail explosion.
According to reports, Bey’s fashion move has helped push handfuls of endorsement earrings.
If you like it, then you shoulda put earrings on it — at least that’s what Beyonce did with a brand new pair of Barack Obama hoops last weekend … and now, TMZ has learned, sales for the pro-bama jewelry have EXPLODED. The earrings were designed by a Puerto Rican jewelry designer named Erika Peña — and up until last week, she had only sold 5 sets of the handmade earrings. But her fortune changed overnight when Beyonce wore them last Saturday in NYC. Since then, Erika tells TMZ, she’s sold over 1,300 PAIRS! Erika tells us she received orders almost immediately from all over the world — England, Switzerland, Chile, and Argentina … with her biggest order coming from London. The earrings currently sell for $32 a pair — so if our math is correct … that’s like, a ton of money. (TMZ)
Recently, a Chief Keef anti-Mitt Romney t-shirt hit the retail market.
If you like Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” and hate Mitt Romney, here’s something that’s likely relevant to your interests: From a group of creative designers based in Atlanta, it’s called the “That Mitt I Don’t Like” T-shirt. We can’t tell you if Chief Keef likes it, but life is full of little mysteries so get used to it. John Searles, Aaron Rhodan, and Julian Streete reportedly designed the shirt together, as the trio had been trying to come up with a collaborative project to work on together since 2009. (Complex)
In September, President Obama attended a fundraiser put together by Bey and rap star Jay-Z.
“We’re on the brink of an election, but more importantly, we’re on the brink of moving America in a direction where we’re going to be more just, more fair,” he said at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan, where Jay-Z is an owner. “The economy’s going to grow in a way that includes everybody, an America that’s respected around the world because we’re putting forward our best values and out best ideals.” Ms. Knowles, who sang at Mr. Obama’s inauguration in 2009, kept her remarks brief in introducing him. “I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama,” she said. “We believe in his vision.” (New York Times)
The event reportedly raised roughly $4 million.
Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay-Z boosted Barack Obama’s re-election campaign by generating $4 million at a New York City fundraiser for the President on Tuesday). One hundred VIP guests paid $40,000 each to attend the exclusive event, held at the rapper’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan. Beyonce, in a red cocktail dress, took to the stage to introduce the President. (SF Gate)