September 20, 2012 16:57

Barack Obama: 'Beyoncé is the best role model for my girls'

See Jay-Z, Beyonce and the US President together at this week's fundraiser

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Barack Obama has praised Beyoncé as the perfect role model for his daughters.

The president spoke at a fundraiser the singer and her husband Jay-Z hosted for the US president's re-election campaign in New York – where they raised $4 million (£2.46 million).

"To J and B, thank you so much for your friendship. Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls," the president said, according to The Guardian.

During the evening, the US president joked that he had a lot in common with the million-selling rapper, telling the audience: "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 OK."

Obama will stand against the Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the US presidential elections on November 6.

Jay-Z and Beyonce have long been supporters of Obama, playing at a tribute concert to the President in 2008 before he took his oath of office. Last week, Obama appeared in a video clip to open Jay-Z's Made In America festival in Philadelphia, urging the crowd to go out and vote. Beyonce has also voiced her support for Michelle Obama.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are not the only musicians to get behind Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Last month, Brooklyn band The National played a rally for the incumbent president in Iowa.

Earlier this month, the Foo Fighters dedicated their track 'My Hero' to Obama when they played a two-song acoustic set at the Democratic National Convention.

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