A playful exchange following the Grammys between Michelle Obama and her mom shows the former First Lady insisting she is “a real star,” despite her mother’s skepticism.
Obama was all the rage at the show Sunday night, introduced by Alicia Keys alongside other A-listers Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jennifer Lopez.
Repeatedly interrupted by applause, Obama waxed poetic, saying, “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.”
Those in attendance ate it up. You can feel the giddiness as they hang on her every word, jumping up and down with excitement.
.@MichelleObama makes a surprise appearance at the #GRAMMYs: “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” https://t.co/pEHw6h7hdE pic.twitter.com/AE9y2PG6Wy
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 11, 2019
One person close to Michelle, however, was none too impressed. Her mom.
Mom – Did You Meet Any REAL Stars?
Obama shared a text exchange between herself and her mother after the appearance, in which the latter asks, “Did you meet any of the real stars or did you run right after you were done?”
Not missing a beat, the former First Lady reminded her mother that “I Am A real star … by the way.”
Obama shared the funny exchange with the caption: “When your mom doesn’t think you’re a ‘real’ celebrity.”
It is an amusing exchange, more so because the Obamas have probably been told they are real Hollywood stars throughout most of their public life, simply because they share Tinseltown’s liberal views.
Others Equally Unimpressed
While the attendees were clearly beside themselves with excitement over Obama’s appearance, there were others equally unimpressed by her presence.
“I still don’t understand why Michelle Obama was at the Grammys,” one person said upon viewing the clip of her appearance. “What was the purpose of her visit?”
The #GRAMMYs had Michelle Obama on in the first 3 minutes to immediately remind the Republicans who were watching that Hollywood still hates them.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 11, 2019
“I will never watch another Grammy Award show,” another wrote.
Perhaps if the Grammys focused solely on the real stars and artists instead of pushing a political agenda at every single self-congratulatory awards show, more people would watch.
Better Than Last Year
Last year’s Grammy award ceremony featured another, far less popular former First Lady.
Hillary Clinton read an excerpt from the provably fictitious White House expose, “Fire and Fury,” in which she described President Trump’s penchant for eating at McDonald’s.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 29, 2018
“I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it,” then-Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said of Hillary’s inclusion. “Don’t ruin great music with trash.”
Maybe the committee will figure it out next year, but we won’t be holding our breath.