It doesn't matter if Hillary Clinton isn't progressive enough for progressives. She has Beyoncé's support. It's over.
Queen Bey made a solo appearance on Wednesday at a Clinton fundraiser in New York, hosted by Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid, according to the New York Daily News. The star and husband Jay Z are no strangers to Democratic politics, and are longtime supporters and friends of President Obama. (You might recall Beyoncé's much-discussed performance of the national anthem at Obama's second inauguration, which it's doubtful she'll reprise should Clinton win.)
Also in attendance at the $2,700-a-head event were Sharon Osbourne and Meghan Trainor, indicating Clinton's rather diverse crowd of female entertainer-donors. The candidate reportedly shared anecdotes of how she came to take her role as Obama's first secretary of state, after Bill Clinton reminded her, "You turned me down twice, too.”
A question has been raised following Bey's appearance at the fundraiser: If Beyoncé is backing Clinton, will that make all Hillary supporters "Beyoncé voters"?
Beyonce steps out in support of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Campaign Event pic.twitter.com/HDIjzFFqXv
— The beyHive (@TheBeyHiveTeam) May 13, 2015