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First Lady Michelle Obama Praises Elle Varner

FLOTUS Elle Varner
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Everybody loves Elle Varner including First Lady Michelle Obama. The R&B songbird received a shout out from FLOTUS at the Democratic National Convention Monday night (Sept. 3).

In an interview with E! News, Michelle Obama spoke openly about President Obama’s accomplishments during his four-year term in office, including jobs, gay marriage and her daughter Malia’s first week as a freshman in high school. Ms. Obama is also up on the latest hits as well. When asked who is Malia’s favorite singer, the First Lady quickly acknowledge the one and only — Elle Varner.

“Malia is all on top of her,” she said of the 23-year-old singer. “So she played her new album for me and I picked out a couple songs.”

Upon hearing the news that FLOTUS shouted her out, Varner shared her excitement on Twitter. “OH MY GOD!!” she tweeted. “I literally prayed for this @MichelleObama thank you so much!! I’m so honored and speechless.”

This is a good look for Varner who is set to embark on her ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Tour next week. The jaunt will see Varner performing at several college campuses across the nation. The trek kicks off Sept. 8 in Louisville, Ky., and wraps in Tallahassee, Fla., on Nov. 9. Varner’s tour will hit Washington, D.C. on Oct. 18, so maybe Michelle Obama will take her daughters Malia and Sasha to the show.

In the meantime, Varner is gearing up to release a new video for her next single ‘I Don’t Care.’ She tweeted, “Wow wow watching the rough cut of “I Don’t Care” and I’ve never looked/felt so sexy before! Hard work paying off.”

Elle Varner’s ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Tour Dates:
9/8 – Louisville, Ky. | Coles Place
9/16 – Atlanta, Ga. | Georgia World Congress Center
9/22 – Jackson, Miss. | Club Pluto
9/27 – Nashville, Tenn. | Tennessee State University
9/28 – St. Louis, Mo. | Emerson Performing Arts Center
10/5 – Philadelphia, Pa. | Theatre of Living Arts
10/6 – Dallas, Texas | Southwest Airline State Fair
10/9 – Hayward, Calif. | Cal State East Bay
10/10 – Normal, Ala. | Alabama A&M
10/11 – Baltimore, Md. | Morgan Stage University
10/13 – Langston, Okla. | Langston University
10/15 – Petersburg, Va. | Virginia State University
10/18 – Washington, DC | Howard University
10/19 – Dover, Del. | Delaware State College
10/20 – Cheyney, Pa. | Cheyney University
10/25 – Atlanta, Ga. | Spelman College
10/27 – Greensboro, N.C. | NC A&T University
11/2 – Durham, NC | North Carolina Central University
11/3 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y. | Ciboney C

Watch E! News: One-on-One With Michelle Obama

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