While fans were going gaga over Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance at the 2019 Grammy Awards, there was one person who wasn’t tuned in — her mom!
The Becoming author, 55, unveiled a string of hilarious text messages from her mother, Marian Robinson, on Wednesday, February 13, that showed the back-and-forth banter between the pair following the awards show.
“When your mom doesn’t think you’re a ‘real’ celebrity,” Obama captioned the screenshots. “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.”
In the messages, Robinson, 81, started the conversation with, “I guess you were a hit at the Grammys,” before her daughter asked if she watched it. “I saw it because Gracie called me,” Robinson wrote. “Did you meet any of the real stars or did you run right after you were done?”
After the former first lady, who has been married to former president Barack Obama since October 1992, attempted to convince her mom that she told her she was going to be on the show, Robinson quipped: “No you did not. I would have remembered that even though I don’t remember much.” Obama, for her part, responded, “I thought I told you. And I Am A real star … by the way …”
Obama received a standing ovation at the Grammys on Sunday, February 10, after she surprised the crowd following Alicia Keys‘ opening monologue. After the “No One” songstress, 38, revealed she wanted to bring out some friends who were positively impacted by music, Obama took the stage along with Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith and Lady Gaga.
“From the O-town records I wore out on the south side to the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this past decade, music has always helped me tell my story and I know that’s true for everybody here,” Obama told the crowd who responded with a roaring applause. “Whether we like country, 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.”
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