There Was A Slew Of Celebrities At Michelle Obama’s Final Remarks As First Lady

Ford Springer | Contributor

Michelle Obama spoke at the White House Friday and offered her final public remarks as the first lady of the United States.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks (Photo credit: Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

The first lady spoke mostly about her efforts to change the national conversation surrounding higher education. Fifty school counselors were in attendance as well as a bunch of celebrities who have been using their “star power” to aid Michelle in her efforts. (RELATED: Michele Obama: ‘Diversity Is Not A Threat To Who We Are’)

Ted Allen, Lala Anthony, Connie Britton, Andy Cohen, Carla Hall, Lana Parrilla, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Usher, Wale, Allison Williams and Michigan football head coach Jim Harbagh were all present for the first lady’s final address from the White House.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year and counselors from across the country in the East Room of the White House January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. These were the last public remarks by the first lady during her husband Barack Obama's presidency. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“All these folks are here because they’re using their star power to inspire our young people and I am so grateful to all of you for stepping up in so many ways on so man occasions,” Mrs. Obama said.

“I feel like I’ve pestered you over these years asking time and time again, ‘Well where you gonna be? I’m gonna be in New York. Can you come? Can you come here? Can you do this? Can you take that? Can you ask for that? Can you come? Can we rap? Can we sing?'” the first lady joked.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during a ceremony honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in the East Room of the White House January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. These were the last public remarks by the first lady during her husband Barack Obama's presidency. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“So thank you all so much. It really means the world to this initiative to have such powerful, respected and admired individuals speaking on behalf of this issue. So, congratulations on the work that you’ve done, and we’re gonna keep working.”

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