Michelle Obama surprised all with her appearance at the Grammys

Michelle Obama surprised all with her appearance at the Grammys

"Music has always helped me tell my story," said the former first lady
11 Feb, 2019

Alicia Keys decided to get some help to kick off the Grammys and it drove the crowd wild.

The singer brought on fellow musicians Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith to start the show, but that's not all.

Former first lady Michelle Obama surprised everyone at the Grammys as she joined these strong female performers on stage for the opening and had a few words to say as well.

The audience could not contain their excitement as their thunderous applause interrupted her but she was happy to wait and restart her speech.

"From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side 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 everybody here," said Obama.

She went on to say, "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. Music shows us that all of it matters — every story within every voice, every note within every song, is that right ladies?"

Alicia Keys took the moment to follow up Obama's speech cheering, "Who run the world!"

Post her appearance, Obama took to Twitter to reminisce in the moment and give a shoutout to Keys...

...while the internet was as shocked and overjoyed as the audience as they posted their reactions to Obama's grand entrance.