Beyoncé has penned a phenomenal tribute to Michelle Obama for Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2019 issue. In it, the Grammy-winning musician praised the former first lady on her conduct, impact in and outside the white house and the hope she represented for young black girls.
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Beyoncé, who sang the American national anthem at Barrack Obama’s inauguration reflected on meeting Michelle ahead of her performance. She said in part: “When I first met her, I was embraced by a warm, regal and confident woman who possessed a reassuring calm on the eve of President Obama’s historic first Inauguration.”
She continued to commend Michelle’s determination to share her story regardless of the criticism that she’s faced saying; “I’m honoured to know such a brilliant black woman who’s spoken about the sacrifice it takes to balance her passions while remaining a supportive partner and mother, and now a best-selling author with Becoming. She has continued to open herself up, even if it meant being criticized. She has continued to be a portrait of grace.”
In the tribute, Beyonce said in part; “I am so grateful that my daughters and my son live in a world where Michelle Obama shines as a beacon of hope who inspires all of us to do better and to be better.”
Beyoncé pens a heartfelt tribute to Michelle Obama. Here’s a look at what she had to say.