Obama: Beyonce couldn't be a better role model for my daughters
September 19th, 2012
01:56 PM ET

Obama: Beyonce couldn't be a better role model for my daughters

The Kardashian family may not be welcome on the White House TVs, but we're betting that Beyonce is.

President Obama attended a fundraiser hosted by the 31-year-old singer and her husband Jay-Z on Tuesday night in New York City. At the event, which took place at Jay's 40/40 Club, Obama reaffirmed his love for the superstar pair.

"To Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship," Obama said, according to Politico. About 100 arrived at the fundraiser, shelling out $40,000 per person.

The President joked that he has a few things in common with Jay-Z, such as their family life: "We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are," Obama said, giving a nod to Blue Ivy, naturally. "So, you know, we've got a little bond there. It's hard, but it's OK."

He then bestowed high praise on Jay's wife, telling the crowd gathered that "Beyonce could not be a better role model for my girls." In fact, he added,"Michelle, Sasha and Malia are mad at me because they're not here."

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    September 21, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. five finger tight grip

    let see...in at 730....met 2 clnts..gave them our pitch, had coffee, answer about 25 calls already and am able
    too do this for a few min and head back to what i need to do.

    September 21, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. five finger tight grip

    beyonce can multi-task very well–

    September 21, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Max

    I know of at 16 Trillion Reasons why Obama should be at work not screwing around trying so hard to be popular while I struggle to find a job to feed my family (I have a wife and children too )

    September 21, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Fakeralert

    Role model? She doesnt even write or produce her own music. So being fake is what the Obama family is all about! Since Barrack Obama doesnt even have a valid birth certificate. Get him out of office and a real American in there to help secure our country and grow jobs! OBAMA = FAIL.
    ROMNEY 2012!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • five finger tight grip

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      September 21, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Alicia

      I'm sure she doesn'thave to worry about illegals crawling all,over her neighborhood either. obama loves them so much.

      September 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. she is a

    great role model to young women.

    September 21, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. thanks!

    glad i stepped out...shutting iphone down.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. its talking to itself again....


    September 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JOSE

    watch the game ... have fun ...we have bozo covered.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SHE'S A BOZO


    September 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. may

    her hips are too wide and she's basically ugly

    September 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  16. what a boring pig...

    she's gotta be bipolar...

    September 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • m12

      So happy Obozo is too busy with Beyonce to actually do anything.
      What a bunch of phony losers

      September 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sasha Fierce

    beyonce looks beautiful in the above picture...she looks so happy, content, fresh - i heard she will be doing an album
    with destiny's child again....hope its true.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Donald in CA

    I agree with everything Beyonce says, what a role model this president is for young people. Even if Obama was perfect the haters would still be hanging around, but thats on them. Some folks insist on being miserable little people.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sonja

    This President is a joke but sadly not a laughing matter.
    While the world is in turmoil he should show strong leadership not goofing around on the Letterman show and doing frivolous things with celebrities .
    I feel offended by this empty headed man.
    He couldn't even tell Letterman the amount of the national debt , that is absolutely disgraceful.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  20. what a lucky guy

    we don't care ... cause we is goin back to bruuuuuuuuuuuuuucee saturday night

    September 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  21. EmpireState

    "...If you're having campaign problems I feel bad for you son, I've got 99 problems but a Mitt ain't one..."

    September 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. No Middle Class Here

    $40k per person...wow and I thought this President stood for the middle class. I can ensure there were no middle class in this event. Once a politician always a politician...only difference is that Dems pretend to stand for something.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Obama isnt the one who organizes fundraisers like that....his followers do, in this case, Jay Z and Beyonce put it on. But yeah, it goes for all politicians. The fundraiser of the now infamous Romney video was a 50,000 a plate dinner. 10k more than this.

      September 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Oprah is a bore

    go beyonce...she's much more fun and will make you feel like a million bucks...oprah is a bore

    September 20, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  24. Shake It As Hard As You Can

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    September 20, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • DK

      Darn right. She looks fabulous. I'm a women and so jealous of her. Beautiful and fabulous role model for anyone.

      September 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jcraw

    OMG – with all tthe wonderful black women to look up to – Beyonce is his choice? No wonder this country is going down. I guess he is not happy with Oprah anymore!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
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    September 20, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  27. dwp19542004

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    September 20, 2012 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
    • thundercat22

      @dwp19542004 you are jealous because your wife or girlfriend don't look as good has the bottom of Beyonce feet.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Get a glass of Wine now!

      Oh wheeee....
      You are one of those real fools...
      Typical American racist .
      I am being entertained tonight!


      September 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get a glass of Wine now!

      Double down on that THUNDERCAT22!

      September 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Duel Personality

    beyonce is a wonderful dancer–

    September 20, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  29. we've heard these stories..

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    September 20, 2012 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  30. King

    It's funny that a "certain portion" of America loves to talk about the Kennedy's every second of the day. That 53% of America love to talk about all of the times that Marilyn Monroe came to the white house (and many other places the president would be at). Frank Sinatra and many other celebrities came as well and partied with the president many times in Vegas. These were not during election times like this was. We all know what Marilyn was doing with the president and it had nothing to do with helping John get re-elected. Apparently every president Except Obama can have a second to relax, have some fun and actually enjoy being the president. Well I'm glad Obama is having some fun and making money at the same time.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Gibber

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      September 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
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      September 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  32. JT

    No time for Netanyahu, but time for this? This President is running the country into the ground, and I voted or him.

    September 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • @JT

      It's called campaigning. Every president does it. Do you actually believe that if a foreign dignitary came to Washington, he would not meet with them. Get a freakin' grip. They are still on the job, regardless of where they are, and they are still working. Besides, Bush liked to be on vacation all the time to clear brush at his ranch. Do you actually think he didn't do any work while he was there? Well, it was Bush, who knows.

      September 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  33. facingreality

    You can best believe that once he is re-elected-that so-called friendship is history. Bey and Jay are not the type of people the Obama's would consider friends, and the president/flotus will say what ever is necessary to stay in the white house – which is a good thing for the alternative is definitely not an alternative.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sokman

    Remember when Nobama promised that if he couldn't turn things around in 4yrs he'd be a one-term President? He seems to have forgotten this.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • thundercat22

      @JT vote for your boy Mitt Romney and see if he care about your broke butt.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • thundercat22

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      September 20, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  35. Bill

    40,000 a head? So much for the common man.

    September 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. tonyterror

    You idiots kill me....lol...both of them are successful business owners as well as entertainers. This couple both have more money to throw away then you guys will ever make!!! They give generously to charities, volunteer and are one of the only Hollywood couples that actually LOVE each other and raise their family together! It kills me how some of you are trying to insult them because they are performers....its their job idiot. I suggest you compare YOURSELVES and your charitable giving, your humanitarian efforts, or hell even if your in a loving relationship raising your families to thier situation before you suggest they are bad role models. Look in the mirror and ask yourself are you what you want your kids to be like??? Idiots....lol...gotta love um....

    September 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • @tony

      I couldn't agree with you more. You may not like the way she performs, but that's just entertainment, and the nature of the beast. If you don't like her, don't watch her, and keep your kiddies away, too. That's just small part of her life. They are a many faceted couple, and do a lot of good for society. They also seem to be a loving family. Some people are just not happy unless they are putting somebody else down.

      September 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  37. "

    They're already crazy, violent, and fearful in Chicago and Washington, DC. Where's the coppers when youse need them?

    September 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Robert

    But Obama clearly is the first Ni@@#r president. Way to go America.

    September 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Lamont

    Why doesn't he ever invite white people to the white house? Why not invite Charlie Sheen or Lindsey Lohan. Aren't they good role models too ?

    September 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  40. in this mood right now...sorry sasha fierce

    Hey little girl is your daddy home
    Did he go and leave you all alone
    I got a bad desire
    Oh-oh-oh, I'm on fire

    Tell me now baby is he good to you
    Can he do to you the things I don't do
    I can take you higher
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    Sometimes it's like someone took a knife baby
    Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley
    Through the middle of my soul

    At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
    And a freight train running through the
    Middle of my head
    Only you can cool my desire
    Oh-oh-oh, I'm on fire

    September 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Some Jewish Guy

    Ya Nobama, attune yourself to the "cool" crowd, with the likes of Mr. PO PIMPIN and Bootylicious.

    Obviously the only people who vote for Nobama are the mindless masses who glamorize these false idols, aka the pot smoking jobless bums, the gimmie this generation. How many people do we all know that sit at home everyday, no job, no effort to find one, do drugs all day long, get free food, free housing, HUGE income taxes at the end of the year, spitting out kid after kid until their wombs are too polluted to do so?? The dominant liberal establishment mass media (CNN included) as all liberals live in an absolute dream world.

    September 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • jrod

      The song was "big pimpin"

      September 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • BornFREE


      September 20, 2012 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
    • thundercat22

      @joe do you know them or you just going by what you see on TV, you are jealous to because you're not suceeding in life that's your problem go kiss up to the Romney's pucker up.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Get a glass of Wine now!

      Step back Jew boy-you should be grateful that we have your back..
      I am the wall for you tonight!


      September 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Denbone

    If there is one reason why you shouldn't vote for Obama this is it !!!!! A president who has time to do this crap when so many are suffereing is not a president I want in office. In addition, she's not any role model for kids with her lyrics and attire. But hey, thats the kind of country this is turning into...one of gangsters and thugs and those who worship them.

    September 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • jrod

      True. He should have been with Clint Eastwood instead

      September 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • thundercat22

      @denbone another jealous person, now tell me what are jealous about you can be a rapper can't rap, you can be a singer can't sing can be president of the united States you're not smart enough.

      September 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  43. dummydud

    I wish he had not said that. Beyonce is an exhibitionist and she may be a good artist in certain aspects but if the president watched her music videos, I doubt that he would feel that way. Then again, May be he watched it and Obama thinks that it is professional part of her side but her perosnal side is positive and he thinks its OK. I enjoy her videos but I won't want my daugheters or my friends daughters to be like that and I would prefer them to be more like Condi Rice or Susan Rice. I guess lot of $40K excited the President to say stupid things.

    September 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Joe

    The head witch of a coven, and the illuminati satan worshiper, great role models

    September 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  45. KC

    I don't think you're ready for this jelly
    I don't think you're ready for this jelly
    I don't think you're ready for this
    'Cause my body's too bootylicious for ya babe

    Ya, that's how i want my little girl to grow up..

    September 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  46. badaBing

    God help this country, we are so screwed, Hollywood does not produce hero's, just false idols. The real hero's are the military members and emergency service workers. They deserve much more praise then some half naked hussy and her hood rat husband. I wish we had a president that understood this (and no I don't support Romney)

    September 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  47. cottoncandy

    she is a decent role model.

    September 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Louie

    That is a very nice thing to say about a woman who just gave four million bucks to your campaign.

    September 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Roberto

    Obama is very much like Jay-Z. One shot his brother and the other got filthy rich while he left his brother to live in a squalid dirt hut in a third world country. Birds of a feather and all that.

    September 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • jrod

      I see you saw obama2016. Way to follow, sheep. And if he provided for his family in Africa, then what would you say? I'm sure something along the lines of "His people in Kenya live better than we do here in America". Get a life

      September 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jose

      You should realize by now, the only person Obama cares about is himself.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • thundercat22

      @Roberto another jealous person because your wife or girlfriend doesn't look as good as Beyonce's toes.

      September 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  50. pmn

    Can you say..mushy and gushy. Gezzz Prez..enough already.

    September 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Bob M

    Mr President ,
    Unemployment is 8.1% and wth African Americans over 20%. The riots are breaking out all accoss the middle east against the USA. thecost ofliving is going threw theroof with food adn gas prices and all you can say is Beyonce is a good roll model for your daughter. Please take you head out of you @@#$#@ We need a president who can lead not a star struck president.

    September 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • deutsche001

      Maybe if you learned to spell right, you would not have to hate so much.

      September 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Jewish Gal

      You're right Bob M. And deutsche001, maybe if you learned correct forms of grammar (you should write "spell correctly" not "spell right". You need an adverb to modify the verb spell. Just FYI. I'm sure you don't want to appear ignorant) you could address Bob M's comments...the substance, not the spelling. Address the truth or lies of what he says. If you can't deny what he says, pick on his spelling. But be sure to check your own grammar issues, too! 🙂

      September 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tellie.Chaff

      @ I am glad you noted the unemployment for African Americans .In a time of crises like this, African Americans are likely to be unemployed. Because in a time of crises races, tend you look out for their own kind,but not intentionally. This Presidential Election has Obama and Romney, is this it ? Aren't there more Bill Clintons in America or
      John F Kennedys. I guess smart people are smart enough not to take on the job.

      September 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  52. cey

    Beyonce is the perfect role model for my girls, they long for the day when they can dance partly naked in front of millions of people...Allah willing!

    September 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • dummydud

      stop invoking stupid god in news stories like this. keep your god to your heart. we don't need to know anything about whether your god is willing or unwilling.

      September 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryant

      And this guy is trying to pull Islam into the comments just to try to spark anti-Muslim comments, when clearly it has nothing to do with this topic and Islam, like most religions, discourages "danc[ing] partly naked in front of millions of people." Shame on you

      September 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  53. flower1

    Mister President, even though Beyonce seems to be a lovely woman, there is nothing special for you to brag that she is a role model for your daughters. After all her major token is her almost always partly naked body being shaken, the butt and such.

    September 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |

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