On Friday morning, Jan. 20, Barack Obama exited the White House on one of the gloomiest inauguration days yet — marking Donald Trump’s ascent as the 45th president of the United States.
While the sentiment felt across social media was a mix of disbelief, sadness and even anger, music superstar Beyoncé had just two words for the former first family: “Thank you.”
The “I Was Here” singer shared a touching Instagram post featuring the Obamas posing inside the White House.
Of course, Yoncé was hardly the only celeb to bid farewell to the Obama family. Fellow popstar Rihanna dubbed the Obama’s departure the “Worst breakup ever,” captioning an old snap of Obama featuring a Photoshopped “Supreme” logo.
Bey will join forces (so to speak) with myriads of women as they march the streets of our nation’s capital for what has been called a protest of Trump, aka the Women’s March on Washington.
On Facebook, the 35-year-old wrote prior to the event, “Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists. As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change. #WomensMarch.”
Meanwhile, Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women told PBS, “It’s not a march about Trump the man,” she explained. “It’s a march about women’s rights that are very much imperiled by the policies President-elect Trump appears headed for.”
According to the Huffington Post, the “Lemonade” singer will join celebrities like Uzo Aduba, Zendaya, Cher, America Ferrera, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, and funny lady Amy Schumer in supporting the cause, which is set to take place on Jan. 21.
Most recently, Ariana Grande revealed that she too will be joining the ranks with both her mother and grandmother..
If you ask us, this is turning into one epic event.