Host of the Grammys, Alicia Keys started the show off in a big way.
“Music is what we all love, music is what it’s all about. Everybody is out here shining and I’m so proud to bring us together to honour this moment because music is what we cry to, it’s what we march to, it’s what we rock to, it’s what we make love to. It’s our shared global language.” she says as she welcomes Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez.
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The women say what music means to them, including Gaga noting that people have called her weird but “music told me not to listen to them. Music took my ears, my voice and my soul.”
Obama adds that she “wore out” her Motown records to the “we run the world” songs of today as she held hands with JLo.
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She continued over the screaming of the crowd: “Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters — every story within every voice, every note within every song, is that right ladies?”
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Twitter loved that the former First Lady helped out her good friend Keys by making an appearance.
“Michelle obama has a room full of superstars star struck,” wrote one person.
Singer Normani added, “MICHELLE OBAMA . that’s my tweet.”
“Ellen DeGeneres” producer Andy Lasser shared his excitement on Twitter as well.
After the appearance, Obama posted on Twitter that she was “thrilled” to be there because “a big part of friendship is showing up for your girls.”
She added that Keys “is one of the most genuine and thoughtful people I know.”