Michelle Obama, right, joined hostess Alicia Keys, left, and celebrities Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Jada Pinkett onstage to deliver an inspiring message during the intro of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.The crowd stood and roared as Gaga, Jada, Alicia, Michelle Obama and Jennifer gathered onstage to express what music means to them.
Mrs. Obama shared how music helped her through the good and bad times of her husband Barack Obama’s 2 presidential terms, which ended in 2017. Obama was the first biracial U.S. President.
The audience gave Mrs. Obama a standing ovation as she began to speak. Many on social media assumed she was there to announce her presidential run in 2020.
“From the Motown Records I wore out on the Southside (of Chicago), to the “Who Run the World” song that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story and I know that’s true for everybody here,” Michelle said. “Whether it be 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”
Lopez added: “Growing up in the Bronx, music gave me a reason to dance, from rap, to freestyle, pop, soul, and salsa and it kept me moving from the block to the big stages and even bigger screens. It reminds me where I come from, but also all the places I can go. Music has always been the one place we can all feel truly free.”
Alicia concluded: “Tonight we celebrate the greatness within all of us through music.”
Democratic Twitter users were ecstatic at the sight of Mrs. Obama onstage.
On Twitter user wrote: “All Michelle Obama would have to do is announce she is running for President and they would just hand her the keys to the White House.”
Another user tweeted: “I seriously cried and delusioned [sic] myself, that @MichelleObama was going to announce that she is running for president during the grammys speech she did. But nope I was wrong”.