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In Time 100 essay, Beyonce praises Michelle Obama for being a beacon of hope


Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global CitizenAs if Beyonce gifting fans with her Netflix Homecoming documentary and new live album weren’t enough to ignite a #BeyHive frenzy on Wednesday, the multi-talent has also written an essay saluting Michelle Obama for Time magazine’s newly released list of the world’s 100 Most Influential People

In the touching essay, Bey shares her thoughts on the former FLOTUS and praises her for being a “beacon of hope.”

“Loving Michelle Obama wasn’t much of a choice,” she begins. “It was something that came naturally, because of how she carried herself.” 

She continues, “Because [Obama] resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be, she seemed so powerful.”

Bey then went on to laud Obama for her “courage” in speaking her mind and being a “portrait of grace.”

“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,” the mother of three concludes.

In addition to Obama, who is currently on a European tour for her bestselling memoir Becoming, celebrities who appear on Time’s list include KhalidDwayne “The Rock” JohnsonAriana Grandeand Sandra Oh

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