Beyoncé's Open Letter to Michelle O

She calls the first lady the "ultimate example of a truly strong African-American woman."

Posted:
 
beyonce_041212_400jrw
Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty Images

When Beyoncé's Tumblr launched last week, the Internet flipped out over her personal photos. This week the singer is also sharing her personal feelings in a gushing handwritten note to first lady Michelle Obama, posted on her website.

In it she calls the first lady the "ultimate example of a truly strong African American woman" and says, "no matter the pressure, and the stress of being under a microscope, she's humble, loving, and sincere. She builds and nurtures her family, while also looking out for so many millions in so many ways."

Although she and Jay-Z don't have the weight of the entire nation's problems on their shoulders the way Barack and Michelle Obama do, Beyoncé can certainly relate to the "under a microscope" component of the first lady's life -- and it seems that being a new mother has given her a new appreciation for what it takes to balance that with raising a family.

The note closes with, "I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you, to look up to."

Read more at The Root DC.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Behind the Scenes with Carol's Daughter founder, Lisa Price
Feb. 19 2015 4:38 PM
Lisa Price speaks on the growth of her company and the family that influenced her journey.