The Evening Standard

Michelle Obama pays glowing tribute to ‘my girl’ Beyonce

June 29, 2020

Former first lady Michelle Obama paid a glowing tribute to “my girl” Beyonce, as the singer was honoured for her philanthropy work.

Beyonce was recognised at the BET Awards, which celebrate black artists and sportspeople.

She was praised for her charitable work through the BeyGOOD foundation, including teaming up with her mother, Tina Knowles, to ensure more Covid-19 testing was available to black residents in her home city of Houston, Texas.

Obama delivered a video tribute during the virtual ceremony, saying the star “has been lighting up stages and gracing the world with her talent, with her generosity of spirit and with her love for her community”.