On Tuesday, Ms Obama posted screencaps of the text exchange she had with her mother on Instagram, with the caption: “When your mom doesn’t think you’re a “real” celebrity…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 one of the texts, Ms Robinson poked fun at her daughter, asking if she met any “real stars” while at the award show.
The full text exchange between Ms Obama and her mother is below:
Ms Robinson: I guess you were a hit at the Grammys
Ms Obama: I’m sitting here with Valerie and this text is so typically you. Did you watch it?!
Ms Robinson: I saw it because Gracie called me. Did you meet any of the real stars or did you run right after you were done
Ms Obama: I told you I was going to be on it
Ms Robinson: No you did not. I would have remembered that even though I don’t remember much.
Ms Obama: I thought I told you
Ms Obama: And I am a real star…by the way…
Ms Robinson: Yeah
Ms Obama: (heart emojis)
The former first lady made a surprise appearance at the beginning of the Grammys, sharing the stage with host Alicia Keys alongside Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Jada Pinkett Smith, to acknowledge the power music has to unite people.
“Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys,” Ms Obama said on stage on Sunday.
“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?”