NEW YORK (WPIX)—Brace for presidential gridlock the President Barack Obama will be in the city looking to raise campaign cash. He'll be rubbing elbows with rap royalty Tuesday night when attends a fundraiser put on by the first family of hip-hop, Beyonce and Jay-Z at the rap moguls 40/40 Club.
One hundred supporters are expected to pluck down $40,000 a head to attend the bash in Chelsea netting the commander in chief a cool $4 million. In a message to supporters Beyonce wrote she's "met the president and its an opportunity you don't want to miss."
She also invited donors to contribute $25,000 for a chance to win an trip to New York and tickets to the fundraiser. Beyonce has supported the first family before singing at one of the President's inaugural balls.
The President has a full schedule in the city and his motorcade is expected to generate gridlock in a number of areas. He is slated to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport just after 3 p.m. The president then visits David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway at 4:40.p.m. At 7:40 p.m., Mr. Obama will attend a fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. He is then scheduled to make remarks at the 40/40 Club at about 9:45 p.m.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney is due in town for a fundraiser on Friday.