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Michelle Obama gives Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ the perfect review

April 18, 2019
Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks during a panel discussion at Glamour Hosts "A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls' Education" with First Lady Michelle Obama at The Newseum on October 11, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks during a panel discussion at Glamour Hosts "A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls' Education" with First Lady Michelle Obama at The Newseum on October 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Glamour)

Michelle Obama has posted a video in homage to Beyoncé after watching the pop icon’s new Netflix film Homecoming.

The former first lady spoke in a piece to camera, posted on Twitter, addressing Beyoncé directly.

“Hey queen, hey 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 said she felt inspired by the film and said: “[I love how 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 years ahead. So to you my dear friend, I just want to say: Keep telling the truth. Because you can do it in a way that no one else can,” Obama said.

Other tributes to Beyoncé’s Homecoming

Actress Laverne Cox also posted a tribute to Beyoncé after watching the film. On Instagram Cox posted a picture of herself in tears, with the caption: “Me watching Homecoming yesterday. Only the Queen could get me to post such an unflattering photo of myself. So many feels!”

Writer and activist George M Johnson also shared his thoughts from the film on Twitter, “create a home where you are. We are the culture,” he wrote in a viral tweet.

In March, Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z paid tribute to their LGBT+ family members at the GLAAD Awards. Beyoncé emotionally spoke about her uncle, who died during the AIDS crisis.

She said: “I want to dedicate this award to my uncle Johnny, the most fabulous gay man I have ever known, who helped raise me and my sister.”

Photo of Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z are going to receive the GLAAD Vanguard Award on March 28. (Beyonce/Instagram)

“He lived his truth and he was brave and unapologetic at a time when this country wasn’t as accepting, and witnessing his battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever lived,” the singer explained.

While Jay-Z paid tribute to his mother, Gloria Carter, who came out as a lesbian on his 2017 track “Smile.”

He said: “Life is full of highs, lows, and a lot of learning. This is a momentous night and I also want to honour my mother who received the award last year.”

More: beyonce, glaad awards, Homecoming, Michelle Obama, netflix, US

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