Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has acclaimed her friend Beyoncé to be a “queen” and praised her for “flawlessly” bringing the attention on black culture through her documentary Homecoming, based on the 2018 Coachella concert.
The unparalleled singer performed at the 2018 music festival, after giving birth to twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017. She had cameras on her hand during the performance to document the famed gig as she was the first black woman to perform as the star performer in the Indio, California event.
The documentary was released on Netflix this week. It provided her fans a chance to glance at the hard-work it took to succeed in delivering the legendary performance.
Michelle Obama released a video message on Thursday, exhibiting her delight and appreciation for the diligent singer, who is a mother-of-three.
In the message, Obama said, “Hey queen! 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.”
She continued praising the singer for helping to improve and emancipate the “next generation” of the leaders.
She added, “I also love that your new Netflix film 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 next 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.”
The heart-touching post was titled, “So proud of my girl! The Queen has done it again. @Beyonce, thank you for always living your truth. #Homecoming”.
Commendation from Obama came a day after Beyoncé appreciated the former First Lady in a testimonial article issued in Time magazine for its annual Time 100 list. The former First Lady was highlighted as one of the world’s most significant and inspiring personalities.
She wrote, “I am so grateful that my daughters and my son live in a world where Michelle Obama shines as a beacon of hope who inspires all of us to do better and to be better.”
Homecoming draws attention towards the traditional reunion celebrations at America’s historically black colleges and universities and is about the “emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement”.