(ThyBlackMan.com) On Friday, Film maker Tyler Perry joined President Barack Obama at three pricey fundraising events in Atlanta to raise money for the president’s 2012 re-election campaign. The sold-out events, sponsored by the African-American Leadership Council and Tyler Perry, kicked off with a private reception followed by a gala celebration and later on, an evening at the movie mogul’s home. This was the President’s first visit to metro Atlanta in 18 months.
President Obama began his fundraising at a private residence where 75 people paid $10,000 each to attend. Tickets for the gala celebration, which attracted 1,000 donors to Tyler Perry’s sprawling southwest Atlanta studio, were a hefty $500, though a smaller number sold at $250, according to the campaign. The gala featured a performance by R&B singer and The Voice star Cee-Lo Green.