Grammy-winning singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter brushed some backlash off her shoulder over the weekend and popped up in Washington, DC to show love to First Lady Michelle Obama for her 50th birthday.

The Queen Bey shared on-stage time with fellow singer John Legend Saturday (January 18) and joined a star-studded guest list of high-profile entertainers.

There was a not-so-super-secret dance party going on at the most recognizable mansion in the nation’s capital Saturday night. A birthday party to celebrate Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday took place at the White House, and it was studded with stars, including Magic Johnson, Stevie Wonder and Gayle King. Guests were treated to performances by Beyoncé and John Legend. (Today)

Prior to the festivities, the First Lady spoke on hitting the big 5-0.

When asked about turning 50, Mrs Obama told Parade magazine: “I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I am as a woman.” President Barack Obama, who turned 50 in 2011, made reference to the birthday celebrations in a recent press conference. “I’ve got to get back because somebody is having a birthday today,” he said. “I’ve got to make sure I pay them some attention.” (International Business Times)

Back in 2012, Bey penned an open letter to Mrs. 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)

Shortly after the letter went viral, the First Lady praised and admired Bey’s heartfelt words.

“@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.

[email protected] writes a lovely letter to FLOTUS: http://OFA.BO/D4A3JK” (Michelle Obama’s Twitter)

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