Music couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter are reportedly putting their support for President Barack Obama on full display by hosting a fundraiser in his favor next week.
According to reports, the event will take place at Young Hov’s 40/40 Club sports bar in New York.
Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé will host a fund-raiser for President Obama at the “Watch the Throne” rapper’s 40/40 Club on Sept. 18. We hear the event will be intimate and capped at 100 guests who will shell out $40,000 per ticket to dine with the commander-in-chief and hip-hop royal. Earlier the same day, Obama is scheduled to attend a reception where families can pose for a photo with him for a $12,500 contribution. A rep for Jay-Z’s West 25th Street club had no comment. We’re told the campaign stop will be Obama’s last in New York before the election. But does this mean the president will miss Jay’s concerts at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center at the end of September? (New York Post)
In August, G-Unit’s 50 Cent said people should vote for President Obama this fall.
“Im up thank God a NEW DAY vote for Obama people are hurting out here. 50cent,” Fif tweeted August 18th.
“So what we have to make changesRT @bob1sh: @50cent Obama’s going to tax the h*ll out of you rich people” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
Atlanta’s DJ Drama previously told SOHH he believed President Obama is primed to serve another term.
“Oh, nah, never that, you know what I’m saying,” Drama told SOHH when asked if he would retire the alias “Barack O’Drama” if President Obama does not win. “He has my support and I’m not going to say when he doesn’t win because he’s gonna win and we’re going to keep the legacy going.” (SOHH)
Despite massive hip-hop support, West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar recently revealed his disinterest in taking part in this November’s presidential election.
“My vote counts? I don’t do no voting. I will keep it straight up real with you. I don’t believe in none of the sh*t that’s going on in the world,” Lamar said in an interview. “You talk with me, you talk with me for hours because everything has a contradiction, everything is higher ranking and way beyond us, way beyond people. So basically, do what you do, do good with your people and live your life because what’s going on isn’t really in our hands. … When I say the president can’t even control the world, then you definitely know there’s something else out there pushing the buttons. They could do whatever they want to do, we all puppets. Just play your cards right.” (Truth Is Scary TV)