Beyoncé and First Lady Michelle Obama pose onstage during the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on Sept. 26, 2015 in New York City.
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By Katie Reilly
September 21, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that she and Beyoncé “have a lot in common,” acknowledging what most of the country has already realized.

“She’s a sweetheart. I mean, she’s smart, she’s creative, she’s a great mother, she loves her family. I mean, you know, she’s just a low-key lady, so we have a lot in common in that way—except I can’t sing, I can’t dance,” Obama said Tuesday in an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “Not like Beyoncé.”

Colbert—who called Obama “Beyoncé’s Beyoncé”—agreed.

“She’s so talented that I have trouble looking at her without my retinas burning out,” Colbert admitted.

“You shouldn’t look her in the eye,” Obama said.

The power duo has collaborated on projects in the past and have both spoken out about their admiration for each other.

Obama also referenced Beyoncé later in the interview, explaining that a typical family dinner at the White House often involves her eldest daughter, Malia, asking the President about his work, much to the chagrin of the First Lady and Sasha, her youngest daughter.

“Sasha and I want to talk about our favorite song on the Lemonade album,” Obama said. “That’s what we want to talk about.”

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