Hip-hop’s first couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, will host President Barack Obama at Jay’s own 40/40 Club in New York next week as a fundraiser for his reelection campaign.
The president is stopping by for a dinner, where he’ll be joined by 100 friends who will have each paid $40,000 for the honor.
The couple’s friendship with Obama goes back to the president’s inauguration. Jay-Z and Beyonce performed at a tribute concert honoring the newly elected commander-in-chief on the night before Obama took his oath of office.
Just one week ago, the president appeared in a video clip, which opened Jay-Z’s set at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. Obama implored the crowd to vote and said he is a fan of the rapper’s music.
Beyonce also has been involved with the Obama campaign. After a letter Beyonce posted on her blog went viral, the campaign tapped her to read the note – an appreciation of Michelle Obama – in a web video.
The 40/40 fundraiser is scheduled for the evening of Sept. 18.