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Michelle Obama dresses as Beyoncé for singer’s birthday

Former first lady Michelle Obama is getting in formation, dressing as her famed friend Beyoncé to mark the pop star’s 36th birthday.

Obama was one of several high-profile figures to take part in the birthday tribute to the “Formation” and “Lemonade” songstress on Monday.

Beyoncé posted a photo spread featuring Obama, tennis star Serena Williams, her elder daughter Blue Ivy Carter and other friends and family members on her website.

All the girls and women are seen mimicking Beyoncé’s look in her 2016 music video “Formation,” sporting a hat covering their eyes, an ornate necklace and braids in the black and white photographs.


The performer, a Houston native, posted a link to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on the same webpage as the snapshots.

Obama and Beyoncé have touted their close relationship over the years, speaking admiringly of their friendship and one another on several occasions.

The entertainer attended the Obamas’ last Easter Egg Roll at the White House in 2016 and performed for then-President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at a 2009 inaugural ball.

Beyoncé called the then-first lady the “ultimate example of a truly strong African American woman” in a 2012 open letter.

Obama tweeted in April that Beyoncé is “a role model for us all.”

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