News: Michelle Obama Responds To Beyonce Knowles-Carter's Open Letter

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 4:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has shown her appreciation toward Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter by publicly responding to her open letter this week.

Accepting Bey's accolades, Mrs. Obama also credited the new mother for her leadership ways.

"@Beyonce Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to. -mo," she tweeted April 13th.
".@Beyonce writes a lovely letter to FLOTUS: http://OFA.BO/D4A3JK" (Michelle Obama's Twitter)

The award-winning singer's open letter caught mainstream press yesterday.

"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, Beyonce and husband/rapper Jay-Z 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.

"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)

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