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March 26, 2009
Michelle Obama: 'Beyoncé Is So Real'
The gorgeous Beyoncé graces the cover of Ebony magazine, and the Sasha Fierce singer opens up about life with Jay, performing for the Obamas -- and even gets a shoutout from First Lady Michelle!
Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z are close to celebrating their first anniversary as husband and wife -- and the former Destiny's Child admits there are still things she does that get on her rapper hubby's nerves! "I'm a little messy," B tells the magazine. "Whenever I'm out in public, I have to be put together. When I get home, I rebel against it and I don't want to take care of anything. I drop it. I'm relaxed. I don't have any shoes on. No makeup. My shoes are left at the door. My purse is in the kitchen. I think that is the most difficult thing for him -- he's very, very organized."
Jay and Beyoncé were spotted cheering at Barack Obama's inauguration -- and the "Diva" was asked to sing "At Last" for the First Couple's first dance as President and First Lady! "I was completely anxious and honored," she revealed of singing at the Inaugural Ball. "Honestly, I've watched the tape of the performance every day because I just want to relive the moment."
Her performance didn't disappoint -- and Michelle Obama gave the performer rave reviews in the magazine, saying, "Beyoncé is an incredible young woman. Barack and I have met her on a few occasions, and it was a great honor to hear her sing 'At Last' so beautifully at the inauguration." "She is so talented and so real, and we just love her."
For more on this interview, check out the April issue of Ebony magazine!