by Alyssa Toomey | Thu., Jul. 18, 2013 12:49 PM
The Obamas sure love Beyoncé!
Queen Bey had some extra-special audience members in attendance at her Chicago concert Wednesday night when first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia came out to see the superstar perform.
The fashionable FLOTUS was in the Windy City to visit Urban Alliance Chicago, a year-long career and education program for underprivileged students, when she apparently decided to add a little fun to her business trip, taking her 12- and 14-year-old daughters to the Mrs. Carter Show.
No word yet whether the famous faces sang along to the songs, but we still like to picture Barack's missus belting out the lyrics to "Irreplaceable."
This is the second time the trio has attended a Beyoncé concert—they went to her Atlantic City show last year.
Prior to the performance, Michelle, her daughters and Gayle King dined with a group of around 20 people in a private room at Carmichael's Chicago Steak House, where a source tells E! News the FLOTUS was "very friendly" and hugged one of the staff members.
"They were wearing little makeup and were chatting about getting ready for the Beyonce concert that night," the source says. "Mrs. Obama looked fabulous! While they were eating, they were making plans to get ready for the show, possibly in a box at the United Center. They were so excited!"
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It's no secret Jay-Z and Beyoncé have a long-standing relationship with the Obama family. The hip-hop royal couple hosted a $40,000-ticket fundraiser for the Obama campaign at the rapper's 40/40 Club back in September, where Barack thanked "J and B" for their friendship, and clearly, both couples have a mutual respect for one another.
"Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls," the POTUS said before drawing another parallel between himself and pal Jay-Z. "We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. So, you know, we've got a little bond there. It's hard but it's OK."
Blue Ivy's mama also posted a handwritten missive to Michelle on her site in April, calling the mother of two "the ultimate example of a truly strong African American woman."
"She's a caring mother, she's a loving wife, while at the same time, she is the First Lady!" Bey writes. "Michelle, thank you for every single thing that you do for us. I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to."
The power couple also attended the president's inauguration, where Queen Bey sang the national anthem (she came under fire for allegedly lip-syncing the song, but later admitted she sang along a prerecorded track).
And if that's not enough mutual admiration, the first lady even told People mag she'd be Beyoncé if she could be anyone else in the world.
"Gosh, if I had some gift, I'd be Beyoncé," she said. "I'd be some great singer."
These two just might be our favorite BFFs.
—Additional reporting by Lindsay Caldwell
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