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Michelle Obama Kicks Off Book Tour In Chicago With Oprah, Shares Touching Tidbit That's Not In The Book + Lupita, Janelle Monae & GLAMOUR Mag's WOY Awards

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Michelle Obama officially kicked off her "Becoming" book tour in her hometown of Chicago. Go inside for the tidbit she shared that's not in her memoir, plus flicks from GLAMOUR magazine's Women of the Year Awards....

Forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama just released her memoir, "Becoming." And to celebrate, she kicked off her book tour in her old stomping grounds of Chicago inside the United Center.  These tickets are harder to get than Lakers/Lebron tix.

Making the first stop even more dope, FLOTUS had media mogul Oprah, who made the memoir as her latest book club pick, on hand to delve deeper in front of an audience during an epic interview.

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The two powerhouses chopped it up about life in the White House, Trump, motherhood while being First Lady and her relationship with President Barack Obama. However, there's one notable moment she forgot to add to the book that she shared with the audience and Lady O.

After boarding Marine One once the 2016 presidential inauguration was done, she broke down for half an hour.

"I didn't write about this in the book, because I had forgotten about it," she revealed. "When I got on the plane I think I sobbed for 30 minutes. And I think it was just the release of eight years of trying to do everything perfectly. I said to Barack, 'That was so hard. What we just did that was so hard and I've wanted to say that for eight years.' "

Aww! We can only imagine how she felt. A bittersweet moment for sure.  You know you're amazing when you make the impossible look easy.

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"I saw sameness and that was the first time it struck me that this is going to be different," FLOTUS said of the people on the stage at Donald Trump's inauguration. "And then I listened to the speech and said 'This is going to be really different.' "

We all saw the pictures of Mrs. Obama during the inaguration and her face said it all. She was OVER it before it even started. She admitted she couldn't force herself to smile.

"Something in me. I couldn't do it," she said. "I'm usually better than that ... but it was hard."

Not mad.

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On a lighter note, she also said that she joked about getting on the presidential plane after the inauguration, turning around and mouthing "Bye, Felicia." Ha!

"I didn't do it," she said, sparking a roar of laughter from the crowd.

Now THAT would have been hilarious.

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Mrs. Obama's next tour stop will be at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood, California tomorrow November 15th.

Becoming is available in both print and digital formats. Oprah will air a primetime special, “Oprah Winfrey Presents: Becoming Michelle Obama," on November 15th at 8pm EST on OWN. Also, Forever FLOTUS is ELLE magazine's December 2018 cover girl. Get into her interview with Oprah HERE.

 

 

As for a few other FAB chicks...

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Glamour magazine rounded up all the FAB women who landed a spot on their Women of the Year list to pay homage to their brains, beauty and talent.

"How To Get Away With Murder" star Viola Davis copped the ICON Award, singer/activist Janelle Monáe was awarded with the Visionary Award, Chrissy Teigen copped the Influencer Award, Senator Kamala Harris received the Advocate Award, and 97-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out flicks from the NYC event below: 

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When BAE is supportive.

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So much black girl starpower in one photo! 

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John Legend was brought to tears as he introduced his wife to accept her award.

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See his emotional speech HERE.

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o presented Kamala Harris with her award.

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Slay then, Kat Graham.  Hair & makeup also ON POINT.

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"2 Dope Queens" podcaster/actress Phoebe Robinson looked amazing in yellow.

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Gun control activist Naomi Wadler spoke while accepting her Women Of The Year award with her peers. 

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12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen hit the stage.

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Fab times.

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