News: Beyonce Follows Jay-Z's Blueprint, Shows Obama Support W/ Open Letter
Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 10:16AM
Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter is following in the footsteps of her husband/rapper Jay-Z by dishing out presidential support, specifically, to the First Lady of the United States.
In a handwritten letter, Beyonce detailed her admiration for First Lady Michelle Obama.
"Michelle, is the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman. She is a caring mother, she's a loving wife, while at the same time, she is the FIRST LADY!!!! No matter the pressure, and the stress of being under the microscope - she's humble, loving, and sincere. She builds and nurtures her family, while also looking out for so many millions in so many ways. Michelle, thank you so much for every single thing that u do for us - I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to. Love, Beyonce." (Beyonce)
Last month, Jay-Z and Beyonce were spotted at a Michelle Obama fundraising dinner in New York.
Hip-Hop's royal couple was spotted out without their little princess Monday night leaving Nobu. But of course new Mommy BeyBey paid tribute with blue nails and a blue dress. The couple wasn't alone. They were joined by Jay-Z's mom Gloria and Bey's sister Solange and mom Tina Knowles. Bey was also spotted arriving for Michelle Obama's fundraising dinner at the Greenwich earlier in the evening, along with Robert Deniro, his wife Grace Hightower and Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein and his designer wife Georgina Chapman. (Bossip)
The First Lady is known for showing support to R&B and hip-hop artists alike including rapper Common.
"We had a poetry session and we invited young kids in just last week from all over the country" Mrs. Obama explained in May 2011. "And they talked to some of the most outstanding poets, and they read their poetry in the state room. And then we had a poetry night and Common was there. He's very cute. But everybody from poet laureates to hip-hop folks, being able to mix up the world in that very interesting way, The White House allows you to do that." (RapFix)
Last year, Jay dished out his support for President Barack Obama.
"I still think he is the best man for the job," Jay said in an interview. "Yes, I think he got a raw deal and a bad economy. You wouldn't be given anything you can't handle so he must be really special, because he has a lot of work to do!" (E! Online)