Should Michelle Obama Drop Beyoncé?

The First Lady has shown a lot of love for Bey-Bey. But it isn’t always returned. Allison Samuels comments: ‘In a perfect world our first lady would be free to choose her own friends and to define the perfect role models for herself and children, with no one daring to challenge her choices. But it isn’t a perfect world for Michelle Obama, and so her choice of Beyoncé as a friend for herself and a role model for her daughters—and, thus, for young girls around the world–hasn’t been universally applauded. Unfortunately Beyoncé isn’t exactly helping matters. When Mrs. Carter belted out the classic “At Last’’ for the first couple at an inaugural ball in 2008, it was clear a strong alliance was on the horizon. The first lady and the popular singing superstar soon formed an unlikely bond that continued to grow through work with the first lady’s fitness program “Let’s Move.’’ The press regularly noted the two trading adoring sentiments, with first lady even taking her daughters to see her friend perform on a few occasions.’

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