Beyonce pays homage to Michelle Obama for Time 100 list ‘I am so grateful my daughters and son live in a world where Michelle Obama shines’

  TIME revealed its annual 2019 TIME 100 list and none other than Michelle Obama is featured with a heartfelt

Beyonce poses backstage during TIDAL X: 1015 (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIDAL)


TIME revealed its annual 2019 TIME 100 list and none other than Michelle Obama is featured with a heartfelt message from everybody’s bestie Beyonce.

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The issue has six worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME 100: Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift, Dwayne Johnson, Sandra Oh, Gayle King and Mohamed Salah.

There are some pretty interesting pair-ups of guest contributors like Beyonce who opens up about Obama and others like Warren Buffett who has much to say about LeBron James’ greatness.

Here are some highlights:

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter on Michelle Obama: “She would’ve been impactful simply by being in the White House, the first African-American First Lady. But she also used her position of power to improve the world around her… She has continued to open herself up, even if it meant being criticized. She has continued to be a portrait of grace. I am so grateful that my daughters and my son live in a world where Michelle Obama shines as a beacon of hope who inspires all of us to do better and to be better.”

Ava DuVernay on Gayle King: “Gayle King, Journalist…. What most don’t understand about Gayle is that this perfected proximity to others is a superpower that the best journalists possess…. [T]he fact that this year, she is being lauded as one of the all-time great broadcast interviewers, is simply the perfect signifier a few decades overdue.”

Warren Buffett on LeBron James: “LeBron has justified the adulation of millions and millions of young people, thanks to his ability to live up to enormous expectations on the basketball court, his business successes in Hollywood and media, and his new I Promise School for disadvantaged kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. That adulation will make a positive difference in their lives…. [Y]ou’re just seeing the start of LeBron.”

Kamala Harris on Christine Blasey Ford: “Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country. Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans. And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence…. [T]hrough her courage, she forced the country to reckon with an issue that has too often been ignored and kept in the dark.”

Stacey Abrams on Desmond Meade: “Homeless and suicidal, with a felony record, Desmond fought to graduate with a law degree. When he learned he could not vote for his own wife, a candidate for the state legislature, he became president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and led the charge to adopt a constitutional amendment to re-enfranchise Floridians with felonies…. It was the largest expansion of voting rights in a half-century, and Desmond made it happen.”

Tarana Burke on dream hampton: “[A]fter the release of her reckoning documentary Surviving R. Kelly, it’s even more clear that dream’s work has always been about capturing our black magic, in all of its complexity, so that we might see ourselves clearly. During filming, I was touched by her tender approach to the survivors. She made sure we heard their voices unfiltered. For dream, this was not the kind of entertainment where a viewer can sit back and forget about themselves. She challenges a culture that assumes we are all bystanders watching a forest fire and instead places us squarely inside of the flames. At her core, dream hampton is a community organizer from Detroit alerting us all to a crisis and that we have a role in solving it. Because she believes that we can.”

Viola Davis on Regina King: “I think she’s excited for her growth as an actor but also the other side: being a director, being a leader, having a production company. Because that changes the game: the power of what’s on the page is going to change how people of color and women are seen in the business.”

Jordan Peele on Spike Lee: “Spike Lee can’t be described in a single word. I might struggle to do it in 200. He’s a visionary, a trailblazer, a provocateur and a true American original. He’s made more than two dozen films across nearly every genre, and all of them have been completely different. But to me, the common thread across his career may be his impeccable timing—his ability to understand the cultural landscape of the moment and deliver a spot-on message.”


Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Loujain al-Hathloul, activist

Mahershala Ali, actor

Radhya Almutawakel, activist

Mukesh Ambani, chairman and CEO, Reliance Industries Limited

Yalitza Aparicio, actor

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

William Barr, U.S. Attorney General

Christine Blasey Ford, professor

Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil

Massimo Bottura, chef, restaurateur

Adam Bowen, co-founder, Juul

BTS, boy band

Emilia Clarke, actor

Glenn Close, actor

Emily Comer and Jay O’Neal, teacher, activist

Shep Doeleman, astrophysicist

Mirian G., anonymous asylum seeker, activist

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, co-owners, Magnolia Homes

Jeanne Gang, architect

Jane Goodall, conservationist

Ariana Grande, singer

Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin, co-executive director, Indivisible

Grainne Griffin, Orla O’Connor, and Ailbhe Smyth, co-director, Together for Yes

Juan Guaidó, President of Venezuela

Menaka Guruswamy, lawyer

dream hampton, filmmaker

He Jiankui, biophysics researcher

Marillyn Hewson, CEO, Lockheed Martin

David Hockney, painter

Luchita Hurtado, painter

Jennifer Hyman, CEO, Rent the Runway

Bob Iger, CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Marlon James, author

LeBron James, basketball player

Dwayne Johnson, actor

Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

Arundhati Katju, lawyer

Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Khalid, musician

Imran Kahn, Prime Minister of Pakistan

Gayle King, journalist, host, CBS This Morning

Regina King, actor

Lady Gaga, actor, musician

Brie Larson, actor

Aileen Lee, founder, Cowboy Ventures

Hoesung Lee, economist, chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Spike Lee, director

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico

Richard Madden, actor

Rami Malek, actor

Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Pat McGrath, makeup artist

Desmond Meade, executive director, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Hasan Minhaj, comedian

Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia

James Monsees, co-founder, Juul

Indya Moore, actor, model

Alex Morgan, soccer player

Robert Mueller, Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice

Ryan Murphy, director, producer

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

Ninja, professional gamer

Samin Nosrat, chef, food writer

Lynn Nottage, playwright

Michelle Obama, author

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congressman

Sandra Oh, actor

Naomi Osaka, tennis player

Ozuna, musician

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Pierpaolo Piccioli, designer, creative director, Valentino

Pope Francis

Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve

Barbara Rae-Venter, genetic genealogist

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

Ren Zhengfei, CEO, Huawei

Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler

Mohamed Salah, footballer

Matteo Salvini, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy

Caster Semenya, middle-distance runner

Fred Swaniker, entrepreneur, leadership development expert

Taylor Swift, singer, song-writer

Chrissy Teigen, cookbook author

Greta Thunberg, climate activist

Donald Trump, President of the United States

Clare Waight Keller, designer, artistic director, Givenchy

Leana Wen, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Tara Westover, author

Tiger Woods, golfer

Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, General Secretary, Communist Party, China

Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces

Zhang Kejian, Director of the China National Space Administration

Zhang Yiming, CEO, ByteDance

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook