Beyonce and Michelle Obama hug during the 2015 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City.
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By Megan Lasher
July 21, 2016

Michelle Obama graced James Corden’s ever-popular ‘Carpool Karaoke’ on Wednesday night, and, obviously, everyone was obsessed with it. One of the most popular segments was when FLOTUS sang along to Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ (and yes, she knew EVERY word, along with the full choreography.)

But this isn’t the first time that Mrs. Obama has made it clear she’s part of the Bey Hive: Both women have consistently spoken out in appreciation of each other’s work, and they’ve come together on many issues.

Back in 2012, Beyoncé wrote a heartfelt letter in which she called Michelle “the ultimate example of a truly strong African American woman.” In the letter, which she discusses in a video, she says: “I’m so in awe of Michelle Obama. Every time I see her, she inspires me, she empowers me, she encourages me.”

The First Lady responded with a similar sentiment:

The Twitter love continued when Obama admitted that, like all of us, she can’t work out unless she has a little help from Bey:

The pair also joined forces in a music video as part of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign in 2011:

That effort has continued throughout the last few years, with Obama sharing this gem of a gif to get people up and moving:

The two have also teamed up on humanitarian causes, like when they appeared together at the Global Citizen Festival in order to raise awareness for the ’62 Million Girls’ education campaign. “Right now 62 million girls are not in school … they deserve the same chances to get an education as my daughters and your daughters,” Obama said before introducing Beyoncé.

Obama also used Beyoncé’s track, ‘Run The World (Girls)’ for her International Day of the Girl playlist, which also benefitted ’62 Million Girls’ and the White House ‘Let Girls Learn’ campaign.

Not to mention, their birthday wishes for each other are the ultimate #squadgoals:


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