The mutual admiration between Beyonce and Michelle Obama was put on film this week with the Obama campaign posting a video of Beyonce praising the first lady for being an inspiration. In the video Beyonce reads the open letter she wrote three months ago supporting Mrs. Obama.
“I wrote a letter to the First Lady because I wanted her to know that I am very grateful for everything she is doing for our country and also for women around the world,” Beyonce says in the campaign video. “I am so in awe of Michelle Obama. Every time I see her she inspires me she empowers me she encourages me to live a healthy lifestyle, to support our veterans.”
In her letter, posted to her website in April, Beyonce wrote that Obama “is the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman.”
“She is a caring mother, she is a loving wife, while at the same time she is the FIRST LADY!!!!” Beyonce said in the handwritten letter. “I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.”
The superstar singer, who gave birth to her first daughter Blue Ivy in January, has been a vocal Obama fan since his first presidential campaign in 2008. After his inauguration ceremony, the Obamas shared their first dance as the first couple to Beyonce’s rendition of Etta James’ “At Last.”
A few months after moving into the White House Mrs. Obama brought daughters Sasha and Malia to see Beyonce perform at Washington D.C.’s Verizon Center. This May the first lady told People Magazine if she could be someone else, she would be Beyonce.
“Gosh. If I had some gift, I’d be Beyonce, I’d be some great singer,” Obama said. “The power of music, being able to play an instrument … It looks like musicians just have the most fun.”
Beyonce helped bring in the bucks for Obama’s re-election campaign, attending a glitzy New York fundraiser for the president in March.