Barack Obama's Kanye West Snub Makes Beyoncé and Jay Z America's Power Couple (+Video)


Though Madam Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t recognize her number, singer Beyoncé Knowles seems to be on a first name basis with FLOTUS Michelle Obama. So much so that, after a heartfelt open letter praising the first African-American First Lady of the United States, the performer of “All the Single Ladies” received some love back from Mrs. Obama via her popular Twitter account.

In the meantime, the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces seems to have found the answer to the ultimate question. No, not whether to aid Syrian rebels or approve the Keystone pipeline, but President Obama decided that Jay Z is better than “talented jackass” Kanye West who –as a consolation price – gets a St. Lucia romantic getaway with reality television queen Kim Kardashian.

The Obama-Carter Hollywood–New York City–Washington foursome makes sense, now that media mogul Oprah Winfrey, arguably the most important celebrity endorsement of then Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential run, has declared that while supporting the President in his 2012 reelection bid, she won’t be “out there” campaigning for him with the same fervor, among other things because she’s busy trying to revive her homonymous and struggling network OWN.

So, should we expect more of Barack, Michelle, Beyoncé, and Jay Z making the rounds from coast to coast in charity events, fundraising dinners, and perhaps red carpet extravaganzas? So far, the partnership of politics and pop music has worked well, with Beyoncé joining Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative against child obesity with a 2011 workout video inspired in her popular video "Get Me Bodied." Will she perform at the second inauguration of President Obama if he gets reelected?