This Text Thread From Michelle Obama's Mom On Her Grammys Appearance Is Peak Black Mama Talk
Our forever first lady's mother doesn't believe she's a 'real star.'
Our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama is still on tour for her compelling, best-selling memoir Becoming and just had an amazing, inspiring moment on stage at Sunday's Grammys alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. But, of course, none of that matters to her mother.
At a stop of her tour in Phoenix, Arizona, Obama shared a snapshot of text messages between herself and her mother, Marian Robinson, that humbled her like none other, according to USA Today.
Robinson began the exchange by mentioning her daughter's surprise Grammys appearance.
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"I guess you were a hit at the Grammys," her mother wrote alongside a tongue-out emoji.
"This text is so typically you," Obama replied. "Did you watch?"
"I saw it because Gracie called me," Robinson replied, adding the hilarious, "Did you meet any of the real stars or did you run right after you were done[?]"
Protesting, Obama tells her mom she'd mentioned she'd be on the broadcast previously and added, "And I am a real star ... by the way," to which her mother replied, "Yeah."
Wow, Mom! Way to humble one of the most loved Black women in American history! But, who can't relate?
Obama later shared screenshots from the exchange on her Instagram page, writing, "When your mom doesn't think you're a 'real' celebrity ... Tonight in Phoenix, I shared this text thread from my mom from #Grammys night, and I just had to share it with all of you. #TextsFromMom 😂"
Who else could deny Michelle Obama her right to stardom? The Grammys audience certainly was happy to see the former FLOTUS.
"From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the 'Who Run the World' songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story, and I know that’s true for everybody here," Obama said on stage to uproarious applause.
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