Beyonce and Jay Z Blow $100,000 Partying in One Night

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Beyonce and her husband  Jay Z  reportedly blew $100,000 partying Friday night. They were at the Club Reign in Atlanta. Apparently they spent a grand on drinks for people partying with them in the VIP section.

Jay Z, the hip-hop star, did a show with a sold-out crowd Friday night. After the concert, Jay z and Beyonce partied like there was no tomorrow. At one point when some ladies screamed out about their love for Jay Z, he apologized for being unavailable Friday night, saying “sorry ladies, my girl is here tonight.” This prompts one to wonder what would have happened if his lady hadn’t been there?

Their drinks of choice were Dusse and Ace of Spades. Their friends of choice were Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow. The consensus is that these are two mega-successful people, a power couple, who really know how to live. People are happy for them, and why wouldn’t they be? They are young, in love, new parents of a lovely baby girl, and wildly successful. As entertainers they are about as sexy as a power couple could hope to be.

So, Beyonce and Jay Z blew $100,000 partying Friday night. What is wrong with this picture? Perhaps it could be said that there are any number of people and causes that could have benefited from  having $100,000 to spend. Most people do not make that much in one year.

The average household in America earns approximately $50,000 per year. Beyonce and Jay Z spent twice that amount in one night of alcoholic abandon. Of course, the millions of Americans who would have to work for two years to earn $100,000, would also have one-third of it taken away in taxes. So, it might actually take three years for an average American household  to earn $100,000 in cash. Of course, in that three years’ time, the average American household would no doubt spend every penny of it on rent, food, transportation, clothes, endless bills, and have little left to entertain their friends in the VIP section of any club in Atlanta.

In other words, no matter how it is calculated, the kind of money that Beyonce and Jay Z spent in Atlanta last Friday night on alcohol would  never be approachable by the average American household.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, 15 percent of Americans are living in poverty. So, the Beyonce and Jay Z extravaganza will not qualify the power couple for humanitarian of the year awards, but who cares? Apparently, reactions are mixed, with the prevailing sentiment overwhelmingly in favor of Beyonce.

Jay Z is 41, but Beyonce is completely young and vibrant, and it seems she can do no wrong in the eyes of Americans and adoring fans. People who would  negate the deleterious effects of alcohol and binge spending choosing instead to focus on the joys of life, are in the majority. The 15% of Americans living below the poverty line were there before Friday night, and they are still there today. So, why shouldn’t Beyonce and Jay Z have a good time? They have earned the right to celebrate life by working hard, and nothing should spoil their party this holiday season.

On the other hand, nine Grammy nominations notwithstanding, one wonders what Jay Z would do if he set out to represent something besides the decadence of unbridled binging. Finally, what if Beyonce had given out $100,000 in gift cards at Walmart the other day? That would have been something to talk about, too. All in all, Americans love freedom and success, so few people will be raining on their parade, just because Beyonce and Jay Z blew $100,000 on alcohol in one night.
 By: Alex Durig, Ph.D.

Sources:

NY Daily News

Latin Post

NME

NY Daily News

5 Responses to "Beyonce and Jay Z Blow $100,000 Partying in One Night"

  1. JACK BABY   January 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

    WORST SITE AND ARTICLE EVER SCREW THIS LOL QUIT BEING SO NEGATIVE AND SPREADING HATE AND YES I KNOW IM DOING THIS BUT YOU MUTHERS ARE THE REASON THE WORLD IS GOING DOWN THE DRAIN AT LEAST IN THE US WE AS PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN UNHAPPIER

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  2. LIYAH jOHNSON   December 30, 2013 at 9:52 am

    It is not Beyoncé Jay Z’s problem that 15% of Americans live in poverty. How can you tell someone how to spend their hard earned money? This is America, the land of the free, so if they wanted to spend a trillion dollars on drinks IT’S THEIR BUSINESS!

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  3. Cho Hman   December 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

    So no one benefited from their splurge ? The bar and it’s staff perhaps? I’m fairly certain that those two understand the concept of gratuity. Do you think maybe also that crowd and that same staff also had the time of their lives last night while this power couple paid for everyone’s tab, took pictures, partied, etc. etc.? They aren’t the most philanthropic duo but they gave a million bucks to the Red Cross for Katrina. Also, 100K tab for a celebrity is really jack squat when they have reason (i.e. sold out ATL show – cha-ching). I’m most disturbed that the author failed to recognize that when 100K leaves their wallet it ends up lining A LOT of other pockets besides and many everlasting memories are created. There is beauty in that too. As an American it is no one’s business what anyone does with their riches so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others. We should not be having this conversation and Mr and Mrs Z should not have to read about it.

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  4. CM   December 29, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Ever think handouts are what got this country in trouble to begin with?

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  5. Johnny   December 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Sounds like you didn’t have much information to go on, and had a word count minimum. Reminds me of myself in 9th grade, just trying to make up random crap that MAY have to do with the topic at hand.

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