Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance for Alicia Keys at Grammy Awards
Last night at the Grammys, former US First Lady, Michelle Obama, made a surprise appearance for her girl, Alicia Keys.
She was on stage alongside Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and host Alicia Keys, where she talked about how music has always helped her tell her story.
“From the Motown records, I wore out on the South Side, to the ‘who run the world’ songs that fuelled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story. And I know that’s true for everybody here,” Obama said.
“Whether we like country, or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves — our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys,” the former first lady continued. “It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in.”
“Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song — is that right ladies?” Obama asked, looking around at the women on stage with her.
Stating why she made the surprise appearance at that event, the publisher of memoir, “Becoming,” which quickly became a best-seller, last year stated in a post on her Instagram page that a big part of her is showing up for her girls and celebrate the unifying power of music.
“For me, a big part of friendship is showing up for your girls—whether that’s for a birthday, a quick catch-up after work, or a major milestone. So I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs. She is one of the most genuine, caring, and thoughtful people I know—there’s no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music!”