On a night to celebrate music, former first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to stun the star-studded audience at the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Mrs. Obama admitted that “music has always helped me tell my story” as she was joined on stage with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys Michelle and Jennifer Lopez.
The audience started screaming and blowing kisses to Michelle as she smiled before saying “We’ve got a show to do!” and began laughing with the celebrities on-stage.
“From the Motown records that I wore out on the Southside, 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 everyone here,” Michelle said, throwing in a tribute to Beyonce as the audience went wild.
“Music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes our joys,” she continued.
“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.”
For the special night, the former first lady wore a billowing silver blouse with matching slacks and a sparkling belt wrapped above her hips.
The women were happy and smiling as they received an applause from the audience, with Jennifer Lopez standing to the left of Michelle Obama, and Jada Pinkett Smith and Lady Gaga on her right.