Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Diddy & More Asked to Skip Obama Rally

Word has it that the Obama campaign has asked select high-profile supporters to avoid Obama’s rally held tonight in Chicago’s Grant Park.

According to The Sun-Times, Jay-Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Susan Sarandon, Ben Affleck, Tim Robbins, and Mary J. Blige were among the stars asked to avoid tonight’s event and instead come to Obama’s January inauguration, if it happens.

An insider supposedly revealed that “There really only needs to be one star in Grant Park, and that’s Barack. There will be plenty of time for a new President Obama to be surrounded by famous fans, all hopeful about a new administration.”

Oprah does get to come to the rally, and will probably get to spend time with the Obama family and their “inner circle” at the Hyatt Regency. No fair, right? Well, as the Sun-Times said, “No one says no to Oprah!” So true.