11 Times Michelle Obama and Beyoncé Were BFF Goals
Who run the world? Girls, of course. Michelle Obama and Beyoncé are both prime examples of that. The two influential women have expressed their mutual admiration for one another since the Obamas first took office seven years ago. Whether Queen Bey is praising Michelle as a role model for her daughter, Blue, or Michelle is getting in formation at the singer's sold-out concerts with her own kids, Sasha and Malia, there's something truly magical about their girl-power-inspired friendship. Keep reading to see all the times Beyoncé and Michelle were supportive of each other, then be sure to check out more of Michelle's A-list celebrity encounters at the White House.
When Beyoncé Sang "At Last" at the 2009 Inaugural Ball
Beyoncé's first encounter with Michelle happened when she had the honor of serenading the Obamas as they took to the dance floor to celebrate Barack's presidential win. The singer fought back tears when she reflected on the historic moment.
When Beyoncé Promoted Michelle's Let's Move! Campaign
Let's Move! is one of Michelle's most notable campaigns as first lady. In 2011, she tapped Beyoncé to help relay the importance of kids being active in order to combat childhood obesity. Bey rerecorded one of her signature songs, "Get Me Bodied," with a reworked title to fit the campaign. The video for "Move Your Body" was released in April of that year and has been viewed over 32 million times on YouTube.
When Michelle Admitted She Wants to Be Beyoncé For a Day
When Michelle Praised Beyoncé at the 2011 Billboard Awards
When Beyoncé received the artist of the millennium award at the 2011 Billboard Awards, Michelle appeared in a prerecorded video message to congratulate her friend. "In addition to being just a beautiful young woman, [Beyoncé]'s been a role model and a powerful presence for young girls and women all around the world," she said.
When Beyoncé Penned This Heartfelt Letter to Mrs. Obama
During the 2012 presidential election, Beyoncé took to her personal Tumblr blog to share a handwritten letter expressing her appreciation for Michelle as a role model for Blue Ivy.
When We Realized That Michelle Never Misses a Beyoncé Concert
Since 2009, Michelle has attended each of Beyoncé's worldwide tours, including the I Am... World Tour, Beyoncé Live at Revel, The Mrs. Carter Tour, On the Run Tour, and most recently, the Formation Tour.
When Michelle Wished Beyoncé a Happy Birthday
Beyoncé received this personal birthday message from her White House pal on her 34th birthday (which made us all a bit jealous that we weren't besties with Michelle too).
When Beyoncé Returned the Birthday Love
In addition to this epic birthday shout-out, Beyoncé was reportedly booked as an entertainer at Michelle's 50th birthday celebration.
When Michelle Watched the 2013 Super Bowl Like the Rest of Us
Beyoncé's 2013 Super Bowl halftime show was so electric that it knocked the power out, literally. After the performance, Michelle took to Twitter to share her excitement. Earlier this year, Mrs. Obama gushed about Beyoncé's return to the NFL halftime stage, telling Gayle King, "I care deeply about the halftime show. Deeply. I'll get dressed for the halftime show. I hope Beyoncé likes what I have on," she joked.
When Beyoncé and Michelle Reunited For a Good Cause
Beyoncé's charitable efforts didn't stop with the Let's Move! campaign. She teamed up with Michelle at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to bring attention to Let Girls Learn, a new initiative aiming to decrease the barriers preventing 62 million girls across the world from receiving a decent education. As evidenced by their endless display of support for one another, Beyoncé and Michelle give deeper meaning to the term #BFFgoals.
When Michelle Danced the Night Away at Beyoncé's Concert
In July 2018, Michelle was spotted getting down at Beyoncé and JAY-Z's On the Run II tour show in Paris with Beyoncé's mom, Tina Lawson. What an icon!