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Alicia Keys connects with Michelle Obama

The singer says her friendship with the First Lady is because both of them are campaigners for female empowerment

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  • Published: 17:00 June 14, 2013
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  • Alicia Keys during a performance. She says the common cause of female empowerment is what connects her and Michelle Obama

Singer Alicia Keys says she “connects” with Michelle Obama as they are both campaigners for female empowerment.

The 33-year-old was one of a privileged few who were invited to perform at President Barack Obama’s official inauguration ball for his second term in January, and the singer made good friends with the First Lady.

“I very much connect with Michelle. And we’ve done different things together that have given us so much to talk about — she’s really interested in girls and empowerment too,” quoted Alicia as saying.

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