HIP-hop supercouple Jay-Z and Beyonce boosted Barack Obama’s re-election campaign by generating £2.5 million at a New York City fundraiser for the US President. One hundred VIP guests paid £25,000 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, who wants four more years in the White House. She told guests, “I can’t tell you how proud we are to host tonight’s event with President Obama. We believe in his vision.” Obama joked to the audience that his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, were “mad at me because they aren’t here”, before telling his hosts, “To Jay and B, thank you so much for your friendship. Beyonce could not be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent.”                                                         –WO