Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Appearance At 2019 Grammy Awards

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Surprise! Michelle Obama brought the house down at the 2019 Grammy Awards after making a surprise appearance alongside some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

The Former First Lady shocked viewers and the entire Staples Center when she hit the Grammy stage with Lady Gaga , Jennifer Lopez , Jada Pinkett Smith , and Grammy host Alicia Keys , to discuss the huge role music has played in their lives.

To introduce the segment, Alicia said, "Music is what we all love, music is what it’s all about. Everybody is out here shining and I’m so proud to bring us together to honor this moment because music is what we cry to, it’s what we march to, it’s what we rock to, it’s what we make love to. It’s our shared global language."

When it was finally Michelle's turn to speak, the Former First Lady was met with so much applause she had to wait for the crowd's cheers to die down before beginning her brief speech. "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, and I know that’s true for everybody here," she said. "Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. 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?

Following her appearance, Michelle tweeted: "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!"

 
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