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Barack Obama Thinks Beyoncé Is the Best Role Model for His Daughters: Do You?

Fergie 2012/09/20 20:00:00
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Hip hop power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z recently hosted a fundraiser for Obama's re-election and raised more than $4 million for the president. During the event, Obama joked with Jay-Z saying "Jay-Z now knows, you know, what my life is like. We both have daughters. And our wives are more popular than we are... So we've got a little bond there. It's hard, but it's okay."

He went on to continue singing Beyonce's praises claiming "Beyonce couldn't be a better role model for my girls." If that's not the ultimate confidence boost I don't know what is. Do you agree with the President? Is Beyonce one of the best role models for kids today?

NME.COM reports:
See Jay-Z, Beyonce and the US President together at this week's fundraiser
nme reports jay-z beyonce president weeks fundraiser

Read More: http://www.nme.com/news/beyonce/66224

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  • gerald.rice 2012/09/20 23:22:33
    Yes
    gerald.rice
    +1
    so 70% percent of the voters on hear are jealous of the Obama's and the Carters. You can't find anything wrong about Beyonce' except that she is associated with The First couple. So you hate on them because anyone successful who likes the President goes against your narrow minded vision of them.
    Y'all should be careful. Jay-Z may run for President one day. And with the influence of hip-hop ALL AROUND US, who know what could happen.
    JAY-Z FOR PREZ in 2016!
  • legalam... gerald.... 2012/09/21 02:12:20
    legalamericanwoman
    I won't vote for JZ.
  • EST94 legalam... 2012/09/21 02:19:54
    EST94
    +1
    nobody would...
  • Sue Mac... gerald.... 2012/09/21 02:26:02
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    Jay-Z for President? Ha ha - are you on crack?
  • gerald.... Sue Mac... 2012/09/21 04:14:09
    gerald.rice
    it was a joke. But if you check your history, you'll find that there have been presidents that came from not so great backgrounds. JFK's family is the first to come to mind.
    Also, if you can vote for a President purely on his business record, Jay-Z has proven that what he touches turns to gold. Not just the recordings. music labels, and two fashion lines that i can think of off the top of my head. I would venture that if he were to run for mayor of NYC, it wouldn't be a landslide loss. he has raised millions of dollars for Obama.
  • Sue Mac... gerald.... 2012/09/21 16:47:04
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    He's good at raising & making money but he's no politician. Some of his lyrics alone would turn off a lot of voters.
  • Kigan 2012/09/20 23:16:52
    No
    Kigan
    +4
    Misleading question. He didn't say she was the best role model for his kids. He said:

    "Beyonce couldn't be a better role model for my girls."

    That's a BIG difference.
  • Windy Kigan 2012/09/20 23:35:24
  • EST94 2012/09/20 23:10:30
    Yes
    EST94
    +4
    THIS WAS A EPIC FAIL OF A QUESTION...
    "Beyonce couldnt be a better role model for my girls"
    THATS WAYY DIFFERENT FROM
    "Theres no better role model for my girls than Beyonce"

    He didnt say she was the best role model for them smh are yall dyslexic and read the quote wrong or something???Try to comprehend what he said next time....
  • legalam... EST94 2012/09/21 02:12:54
    legalamericanwoman
    he is a politician.
  • EST94 legalam... 2012/09/21 02:19:14
  • Donald Eric Kesler 2012/09/20 22:43:40
    Yes
    Donald Eric Kesler
    +2
    Beyonce is successful and talented. I can easily how she would inspire young people to follow their dreams.
  • John Hall 2012/09/20 22:27:11
    No
    John Hall
    +3
    Hay barrack what does that say for your wife and there mother . Michelle should be the best role model for them your a dumbass .
  • piegirl333 John Hall 2012/09/20 22:53:13
    piegirl333
    +1
    Ha! I agree!
  • EST94 John Hall 2012/09/20 23:11:35 (edited)
    EST94
    Your an idiot for not reading the article and just reading the title
  • John Hall EST94 2012/09/20 23:52:11
    John Hall
    +1
    Read the artical and beyonce would not be a good role model for them.
  • EST94 John Hall 2012/09/20 23:53:36
    EST94
    u drunk or crazy cuz idk what your saying lol
  • legalam... EST94 2012/09/21 02:13:49
    legalamericanwoman
    Have you ever watched Beyonce ?
  • gerald.... John Hall 2012/09/20 23:14:49
    gerald.rice
    because kids don't always want just thier parents for role models. that's what coaches and the like are for. I'm sure those girls love their parents. Who wouldn't love that their parents are the most powerful couple on earth. And he never said she was their only role model.
  • John Hall gerald.... 2012/09/20 23:55:39
    John Hall
    Im not a michelle obama fan but she is a good role model for how your children would grow up . Im sorry i just dont think beyonce fits that role. One used her brains to get somewhere in life the other sung and shook her ass .
  • gerald.... John Hall 2012/09/21 04:19:27
    gerald.rice
    did you know that she is a very astute business woman. I bet you didn't. You only know about her from the tabloids. She's not the first woman who has used her assets to open the door and kept it open with her talent for business.
    Do some reading. You might be surprised.
  • Patricia John Hall 2012/09/20 23:40:05
    Patricia
    you're*
  • S123 John Hall 2012/09/21 01:12:50
    S123
    He didn't say she is the best role model for them, he said she couldn't be a better role model.
  • John Hall S123 2012/09/21 01:36:45
    John Hall
    Yes your right he said that read the damn thing wrong .
  • S123 John Hall 2012/09/21 02:30:29
    S123
    It seems like the person who posted the question misunderstood too.
  • John Hall S123 2012/09/21 02:59:27
    John Hall
    I was wrong wasn't the 1st and it won't be the last .
  • Cat 2012/09/20 22:21:11
    No
    Cat
    +1
    Beyonce seems to have lived a decent and honest life, at least until hooking up with Jay Z. But unless Sasha and Malia have a whole lot of musical and singing talent, I'd suggest a different role model. There are many decent, honest successful women today to choose from.
  • Smitten... Cat 2012/09/20 23:43:29
  • Cat Smitten... 2012/09/21 07:40:36
    Cat
    +1
    You may be correct. I didn't see the event.
  • Ian 2012/09/20 22:18:26
    No
    Ian
    +1
    Lololol, I'm at a loss if words
  • MissAdventure 2012/09/20 22:11:57
    No
    MissAdventure
    +1
    I actually laughed out loud. Just another example of his excellent discernment! Sure, pass up successful and intelligent women like Viola Davis and Condoleeza Rice. That makes all the sense in the world.
  • GoodEnc... MissAdv... 2012/09/20 22:55:07
    GoodEncounter
    So very true!!!
  • S123 MissAdv... 2012/09/21 01:16:40
    S123
    He said that she couldn't be a better role model for them; I don’t think that means he thinks she is the best role model.
  • MissAdv... S123 2012/09/21 02:10:30
    MissAdventure
    I never said "best" role model. Having a pop singer (even if she is musically talented) as a role model of any kind is a mistake.
  • gerald.... MissAdv... 2012/09/21 04:35:02
    gerald.rice
    Knowles and Destiny's Child band mate, Kelly Rowland, along with the former's family, founded the Survivor Foundation, a charitable entity set up to provide transitional housing for 2005 Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in the Houston area.[15] The Survivor Foundation extended the philanthropic mission of the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, a multi-purpose community outreach facility in downtown Houston.[15] Knowles donated $100,000 to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund, which benefits victims of Hurricane Ike in the Houston area. She organized a fund raising benefit for Hurricane Ike relief through the Survivor Foundation.[294] In 2005, music producer David Foster, his daughter Amy Foster-Gillies, and Knowles wrote "Stand Up for Love", which would serve as the anthem of World Children's Day, an event which takes place annually around the world on November 20 to raise awareness and funds for children's causes worldwide. Destiny's Child lent their voices and support as global ambassadors for the 2005 World Children's Day program.[15] Knowles conducted food drives during stops on The Beyoncé Experience tour in Houston on July 14, Atlanta on July 20, Washington, D.C. on August 9, Toronto on August 15, Chicago on August 18, and Los Angeles on September 2, 2006.[295]


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    Knowles and Destiny's Child band mate, Kelly Rowland, along with the former's family, founded the Survivor Foundation, a charitable entity set up to provide transitional housing for 2005 Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in the Houston area.[15] The Survivor Foundation extended the philanthropic mission of the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, a multi-purpose community outreach facility in downtown Houston.[15] Knowles donated $100,000 to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund, which benefits victims of Hurricane Ike in the Houston area. She organized a fund raising benefit for Hurricane Ike relief through the Survivor Foundation.[294] In 2005, music producer David Foster, his daughter Amy Foster-Gillies, and Knowles wrote "Stand Up for Love", which would serve as the anthem of World Children's Day, an event which takes place annually around the world on November 20 to raise awareness and funds for children's causes worldwide. Destiny's Child lent their voices and support as global ambassadors for the 2005 World Children's Day program.[15] Knowles conducted food drives during stops on The Beyoncé Experience tour in Houston on July 14, Atlanta on July 20, Washington, D.C. on August 9, Toronto on August 15, Chicago on August 18, and Los Angeles on September 2, 2006.[295]


    Knowles at the opening of the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center on March 5, 2010
    On October 4, 2008, Knowles attended the Miami Children's Hospital Diamond Ball & Private Concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, where she was inducted into the International Pediatric Hall of Fame. Seven-year-old Ethan Bortnick dedicated and performed "Over the Rainbow" to Knowles.[296] After completing work on Cadillac Records (2008), Knowles donated her entire salary to Phoenix House, an organization of rehabilitation centers around the country. Knowles visited a Brooklyn, New York site in preparation for portraying singer Etta James, who was once addicted to heroin.[297] During this time, she recorded with various artists for "Just Stand Up!", a charity single for the Stand Up to Cancer charity. Joining Knowles on the song was Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis, Rihanna, LeAnn Rimes and Mary J. Blige, among others. Knowles also teamed up with the "Show Your Helping Hand" hunger relief initiative and General Mills Hamburger Helper. The goal was to help Feeding America deliver more than 3.5 million meals to local food banks. Knowles encouraged her fans to bring non-perishable groceries to her US concert tour stops.[298] In January 2010, Knowles participated in the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief. She appeared in London with Jay-Z, Rihanna, and U2's Bono and The Edge, where she performed a piano version of "Halo".[299] Knowles was named the official face of the limited edition "Fashion For Haiti" T-shirt by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The shirt, which reads: "To Haiti With Love", was designed by Peter Arnell, who also created the "Fashion for America" T-shirt which raised $2 million after 9/11.[300]
    On March 5, 2010, Knowles and her mother Tina Knowles, opened the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Brooklyn Phoenix House. The program offers a seven-month cosmetology training course for men and women there. L'Oréal donated all the products to be used at the center, and Knowles, along with her mother, have pledged to donate $100,000 annually.[301] In April 2011, Knowles joined forces with US First Lady Michelle Obama and the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation to help boost her campaign against child obesity.[302] Knowles reworked her single "Get Me Bodied" (2007) and renamed it "Move Your Body" for the Let's Move! Flash Workout initiative.[303] On April 9, 2011, an instructional video, featuring a group of teenagers dancing to "Move Your Body" was released online.[303] On April 26, 2011, Knowles released a video of her own version of the exercise routine.[304] Following the death of Osama bin Laden, Knowles released a charity single titled "God Bless the USA", to help raise funds for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.[305] The song was originally released in 1984 by country musician Lee Greenwood.[305] Its popularity increased after the September 11 attacks, and it was re-released following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. On July 27, 2012, it was announced that Knowles would become an ambassador for the 2012 World Humanitarian Day campaign, and that she would be donating her song "I Was Here" and its music video to the campaign.[306][307] The campaign, which launched on August 2, asked people around the world to pledge to help another person on World Humanitarian Day.[306] The music video for "I Was Here" was directed by Kenzo Digital and Sophie Muller, and filmed in front of a live audience at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on August 10.[308][309] On August 19, Knowles helped the campaign make social media history as more than one billion messages were shared at the same time in relation to the event.[306]
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  • MissAdv... gerald.... 2012/09/21 13:24:38
    MissAdventure
    Sure, those things are notable. But all that pretty much goes out the window when she (or any other performer) dances like a whore on stage. You're either a philanthropist or an entertainer, you can't be both!
    Also, I'd be very impressed if you could give me as many facts about Condoleeza Rice without googling, going to wikipedia or using any other kind of reference material.
  • S123 MissAdv... 2012/09/21 18:49:17
    S123
    My point is that that he isn't necessarily passing up anyone else. I don't think it's bad for someone to have a popstar as a role model if they do things that are admirable. I think it would better to have other people as the main role models (Which may be what Obama wants for his daughters) but I don't think having a pop star as a role model is always bad.
  • dheydrick 2012/09/20 22:11:50
    No
    dheydrick
    +1
    Par for the course. Media, where are you? Role model? What a joke.
  • gerald.... dheydrick 2012/09/21 05:27:10
    gerald.rice
    please explain. who besides you and you mate would you like as Role models for your children? and why not Beyonce'
  • dheydrick gerald.... 2012/09/21 22:54:02
    dheydrick
    As far as Hollywood is concerned, role models are few and far between. However, a few might be . . . Kirk Douglas, Patricia Heaton, Kirk Cameron, Gary Sinise, Chuck Norris. Outside of Hollywood, I think the following should top any parent's role model list for their teens . . . Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, Shaun Alexander, George Bush, Dan Cathy. Here's a good one . . . Jesus Christ.

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