The names of Beyonce and Michelle Obama are two that ring bells and raise eyebrows all across the world. A force together, one is known for her impeccable artistry across the board and the other for being a political titan who selflessness knows no bounds. Having worked together in the past and established a relationship as friends, it comes as no surprise that Beyonce was asked to honor and tribute Michelle Obama for the former First Lady’s Time 100 Most Influential People profile.
Showing Mrs. Obama with plenty of warm words, Beyonce’s thoughts and feelings undoubtedly echo the sentiments of so many of us who have been impacted in some capacity by such a great woman.
Loving Michelle Obama wasn’t much of a choice. It was something that came naturally, because of how she carried herself. Because she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be, she seemed so powerful.
The “Formation” star, who just released her HOMECOMING documentary and live-album, also touches on just how impactful Michelle Obama is.
She would’ve been impactful simply by being in the White House, the first African-American First Lady. But she also used her position of power to improve the world around her. Her initiative Reach Higher, for example, encourages young people to complete their education past high school. She empowers all of us to interrogate our fears and surpass greatness.
Never too great to honor a fellow queen, Beyonce’s words for Michelle Obama are just piece of how much we appreciate her. You can read Beyonce’s full letter to Mrs. Obama via her profile, here.