Madonna‘s made her allegiance to President Obama‘s re-election campaign well-known – recall the tattoo she showed off not long ago – and so it’s not surprising that she rallied attendees at her MDNA concert stop in Washington, D.C., on Monday to vote for him.
The surprising part is the way she did it. In a video clip – which uses strong language, so be forewarned – Madonna’s talk touched on history and civil rights, and she told her fans, “Y’all better vote for f*****g Obama, OK? For better or for worse, alright, we have a black Muslim in the White House.”
“Now that is some s***,” she continued. “That means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, g******it.”
A rousing endorsement, for sure, but, as The Atlantic noted, a little on the odd side considering that it’s hard to tell whether Madonna is being serious, confused, or sarcastic with her “black Muslim” comment.
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.“