Queens recognize other queens.
Former first lady Michelle Obama extolled pop goddess Beyoncé following the debut of her landmark Netflix documentary Homecoming and accompanying Homecoming: The Live Album.
The much-admired Obama heaped effusive praise on her equally famous friend who made history as the first African American to headline the annual musical extravaganza known as Coachella. Obama told her 29M Instagram followers just how much Beyoncé’s performance in 2018 means to her and other urbanites, saying to Bey:
“Hey queen! Girl, you have done it again. Constantly raising the bar for us all and doing it flawlessly. I’d say I’m surprised, but I know who you are. I’ve seen it up close and personal. Girl, you make me so proud, and I love you.”
Obama also outlined what she loved most about Homecoming:
“I also love that your new Netflix film Homecoming is informed by the black leaders, thinkers, and poets who’ve paved the way for folks like us. I love that it’s both a celebration and a call to action. And I love that you’re using this film to inspire the next generation of history makers and record breakers who’ll run the world in the next years ahead.
Listen to Obama’s IG message to Queen Bey in full.
Incidentally, Beyoncé penned a congratulatory note to Obama for making Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019, according to Fox News.
Beyoncé wrote that admiring and loving Obama was natural 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,” she wrote of Obama. The singer added she is “honored 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.”
Obama’s message is more than just the articulation of a mutual admiration society. She and her husband, former President Barack Obama, have reportedly finalized a lucrative deal with Netflix. They will produce series, movies and docu-series within this multi-year deal with the streaming behemoth.
Interestingly enough, one of the beloved former first family’s first series with Netflix is reportedly going to touch upon the current occupant in the White House.