First lady Michelle Obama gestures to musical artist Wale during an East Room event to welcome more than 130 college-bound students from across the county at the White House in Washington, July 23, 2015. 
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Michelle Obama: If I weren’t first lady, ‘I would be Beyonce’

If Michelle Obama weren’t first lady, she knows exactly what she would do. 

In an Instagram posted Friday, rapper Wale asks the first lady, “If you had the opportunity to have a different occupation, what would it be?”

“I would be Beyonce,” she responds. 

You asked. The First Lady and @Wale answered. #ReachHigher

A video posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on

A public supporter of President Obama, Beyonce sang the national anthem at the president’s second inauguration in 2013, and she and husband Jay-Z teamed up on fundraising efforts throughout the 2012 campaign.

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The post is part of the first lady’s Reach Higher Initiative a movement to “inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school.” Earlier this month, the first lady hosted more than 130 college-bound students at the White House and was joined by Wale to discuss the challenges and opportunities of higher education.


Michelle Obama: If I weren't first lady, 'I would be Beyonce'