Michelle: I'd Love to Be Beyoncé

'Musicians have the most fun,' says first lady

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted May 25, 2012 12:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Who would Michelle Obama be if she could be someone else? Beyoncé. Just one problem: The first lady can't sing. "Gosh, if I had some gift, I’d be Beyoncé. I’d be some great singer,” she reveals in an interview with People magazine set to hit newsstands today. "The power of music, being able to play an instrument ... it looks like musicians just have the most fun." It's a mutual admiration society as far as Beyoncé is concerned. “I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to,” Beyoncé wrote to Michelle last month, calling her “the ultimate example of a truly strong African-American woman.”

Beyonce: Maybe she'd like to be the first lady?
Beyonce: Maybe she'd like to be the first lady?   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Michelle Obama walks with the president earlier this month in Washington.
Michelle Obama walks with the president earlier this month in Washington.   (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
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