A handful of House Democrats traveled to South Africa for a Beyoncé concert last year, according to new information. These folks really seem focused on solving problems for America, don’t they?
FOX News reports:
5 House Democrats took $60,000 trip to South Africa for Beyoncé concert, records show
Five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a $60,000 trip to see Beyoncé and other stars perform in concert in South Africa late last year, according to congressional disclosure records.
The lawmakers were U.S. Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Barbara Lee of California, Bobby Rush of Illinois, Terri Sewell of Alabama and Hank Johnson of Georgia, according to the data.
They attended the “Global Citizen Mandela 100” concert from Dec. 1-3 to celebrate the centenary birth of the late Nelson Mandela and raise awareness of global poverty. In addition to Beyoncé, other musical acts included her husband Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin.
The lawmakers appeared in a photo that the Rev. Al Sharpton, who also attended the event, posted on his Twitter page.
The trip was paid for by Global Citizen, a nonprofit that lobbies for anti-poverty programs around the world, the Washington Examiner reported. The group said the presence of members of Congress at the concert would “showcase America’s ongoing commitment [to] health equality and global human rights.”
See the tweet below:
I’m in South Africa headed to the Global Citizen Festival with Congressional Black Caucus members Greg Meeks, Barbara Lee, Bobby Rush & Hank Johnson & my @MSNBC colleague Joy Reid. #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA pic.twitter.com/vnYAbI8J09
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) December 2, 2018
One has to wonder if any of these Democrats will be attending the Beyoncé after-party for the Oscars.
The Independent reports:
BEYONCÉ AND JAY-Z TO SERVE ‘GALLONS OF CAVIAR’ AND CHAMPAGNE AT EXCLUSIVE OSCARS AFTER-PARTY
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are set to hold the hottest Oscars after-party following the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
While Vanity Fair’s star-studded bash has long been the go-to destination for celebrities post ceremony, another event is threatening to knock it off its pedestal.
Otherwise known as the “Gold Party”, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are bringing back their super-exclusive do for the second year in a row.
In 2018, the couple’s event, which was held in the parking garage of the Chateau Marmont, banned press, reportedly featured an entryway covered by blackout curtains and had a complete social media and photo ban.
Oh, the press is banned from covering the party? Probably a smart idea to keep the cameras away.