Michelle Obama Stunned Audience With Surprise Appearance At The Grammys
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Last night was the 61st annual Grammy Awards - there were show-stopping performances, Lady Gaga delivered an inspirational message about mental health and Drake's speech was cut short when he slated the ceremony.
But one thing that really surprised the audience was when former first last Michelle Obama took to the stage talking about the influence music has had on her own life.
The 55-year-old was joined on stage by Grammys host, Alicia Keys, as well as Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez.
CNN reported that she told the audience: "From the Motown records that I wore out on the Southside, to the Who Run The World songs that fuelled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story and I know that's true for everyone here.
"Whether we like country, or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves - our dignity and sorrows, our hopes our 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?"
She then took to Twitter and wrote:
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! pic.twitter.com/8cMhTmsClA
- Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 11, 2019
According to the MailOnline, before her surprise appearance, Alicia Keys said a few words to welcome the women out on to the stage.
"Music is what we all love, music is what it's all about," she said.
"Everybody is out here shining and I'm so proud to bring us together to honour 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.
"It's our shared global language, and when you really want to say something, you say it with a song, am I right? Or am I right?
"So, let's just be honest. This is a celebration, and y'all didn't think I was coming out here by myself, did you? Please, can I bring some of my sisters out here tonight?"