Alicia Keys made sure she’d be a Grammy Awards host to remember when she brought out our forever first lady, Michelle Obama. Along with Jada Pinkett Smith, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez, the five women stopped by the Grammy stage to send a powerful message about the unifying power of music (Feb 10).
Before completing her first sentence about the role music has played in her life, Mrs. Obama was met with the adoration of attendees, applause and rousing cheers.
“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the who run the world songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story,” she shared.
The former FLOTUS gave a moving speech that filled the room with love and inspiration. After joining the ladies onstage, Obama shared her thoughts on her Twitter account. The Becoming writer expressed the importance of showing up when your girls call. Along with showing the unity among women, the activist offered kind words to attest to Keys’ character. “There is no one better to help us celebrate the unifying power of music,” she wrote.
A big part of friendship is showing up for your girls—that’s why I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs. She is one of the most genuine and thoughtful people I know—there’s no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music! pic.twitter.com/8cMhTmsClA
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 11, 2019
Watch Michelle Obama’s special appearance above at the 4:54 mark.