Beyoncé Praises Michelle Obama in Handwritten Letter

Beyoncé and Michelle Obama

Pop’s first lady is praising the First Lady of the United States. Beyoncé pens a handwritten letter to Michelle Obama on her new website, calling her the “ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman” and pointing out her admirable qualities. “I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to,” writes Blue Ivy’s mother. Read her full message below.

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87 Comments

  1. facts

    cute

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  2. Beck

    she’s has also written little complimentary letters to Sade & Basquiat on her site: beyonce.com

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  3. A RihYonce Stan,

    “..is the ultimate example of a truly strong African American women.”

    Come on Bey, *woman.

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    Mike Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,, lmfao. I wasn’t surprised at the grammatical errors. It is Beyonce.

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    twista Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,, What are you talking about? She wrote womAn

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    Songstress Reply:

    @twista, THANK YOU ! They just made themselves look dumb as fuck lol

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    Love_lost Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,, someone obviously doesn’t know how to reas cursive. She clearly wrote “WOMAN”!

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    Evan Reply:

    @Love_lost,
    RihYonce is talking about the first version of this letter that has now been edited to this version.

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    n Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,, she wrote woman, are you blind or what?

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    Evan Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,,
    thanks goodness you mentioned that grammatical mistake she made. I read that letter when she first posted it and I had to do a double take when I noticed a whole lot of people were making comments about how she spelled what was suppose to be “woman” in that sentence as “womEn.”

    I believe only a few hundred Bey fans got to see this first version of this letter.

    I do gotta give her P.R. props for wiping out any trace of the first draft from the interwebs along with all the comments about it.

    I say she should’ve been like “f*ck it! I’m only human I make mistakes… so what!” -or- If they corrected the spelling error, they might as well have corrected the other mistakes like the unnecessary commas and writing out the word “you.”

    But let it be known: Beyonce did in fact write “..is the ultimate example of a truly strong African American women.” I hope someone out there happened to save it and will post it up soon.

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    Evan Reply:

    Just wanted to add: I’m not hating on her. Just didn’t think it was a big deal until she (or rather, her PR team) actually took the time to photoshop the letter “a” where the “e” was originally. Now I think it is a big deal because she made it so. Still love her, but I have to say… I’m a little disappointed in my Idol, Beyonce, BUT AFTER ALL… everyone makes mistakes. No biggie.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Evan, You’re disappointed becuz she spelled a word wrong ? Ur priorities are kinda f-cked .

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    Evan Reply:

    @RealIssh,

    Uh, No.

    Since this thread is regarding the letter Beyonce wrote to Michelle Obama, it is only right I say what I have to say about it. Yes, I am disappointed she didn’t take the time to make sure her letter was perfect because the way I know Bey, she is a perfectionist. I happen to love to read and write and grammatical errors bug me. Yet! I make them too…like I said, everyone makes mistakes.

    Wouldn’t it be idiotic and pointless for me to list other things I am disappointed with in my life to prove to you that I have my priorities straight on a thread about Beyonce. I repeat, THIS IS A THREAD ABOUT BEYONCE -NOT- “THINGS IN MY LIFE I AM DISAPPOINTED WITH THAT PROVE I HAVE MY PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.” If you wanted to talk about things other than this letter Beyonce wrote to Michelle, your in the wrong place booboo.

    Nice try honey. I’m just keeping it REAL. :)

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Evan, You’re struggling w/ those paragraphs .

    I repeat … She made 1 grammatical error . Oh well , u said we all do . So your complaints are redundant .

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    Jay Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,, I see woman too.

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,, I noticed this is incredibly common online, actually, people writing “women” instead of “woman”. I don’t know why it happens so often but it’s one of the most commonly misspelled words I’ve seen online. But if it was changed then I agree that her PR staff are on their game. Very nice note; nice to see something uplifting, especially amongst black women. :)

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  4. HEY RAP-UP

    DOING YOU ALL DAY BEY. LOVE IT! DO WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO DO!!!

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  5. Beck

    lol just noticed the typo…watch everybody drag her when they know they have typos all up in their shit :P

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  6. Theirthedevilschildren

    Omg this is grammatically incorect on so many levels. The wife of billionaire and a successful singer she has no concept or mastering of the english language and she’s an embarassment to the African American community. These are the imbasils people glamorize. smh!

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    Theirthedevilschildren Reply:

    @Theirthedevilschildren, *incorrect

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @Theirthedevilschildren,

    OH NO! YOUR **INCORRECT** TOO… BOO HOO – B*TCH SHE HUMAN.

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    yo Reply:

    @Theirthedevilschildren, get money stop hating bitach

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    Voiceofreason Reply:

    @Theirthedevilschildren, I believe the word you meant to write was imbeciles not imbasils. Bless your dear heart. Pot calling the kettle black.

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @Voiceofreason, LMAO!

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    Beck Reply:

    @Theirthedevilschildren, lol see, its easy to misspell (and she didn’t even type hers)! The fact that you have typos in your comment doesn’t make you an idiot & the fact that Beyonce has grammatical errors in her letter doesn’t make her an idiot either. Stop being so quick to judge love.

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    @Lewis_Bennett Reply:

    @Beck, Get over yourself people, can’t believe some people are really making an issue out of this millions of people a day don’t write grammatically correct

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Theirthedevilschildren, You’re missing a few commas , you retard .

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    grammarcheck Reply:

    @Theirthedevilschildren,

    Omg this is grammatically (incorect)incorrect on so many levels. The wife of (a)billionaire and a successful singer (she)<— this can be omitted has no concept (or)<— (of) mastering of the (english) English language and she’s an (embarassment)embarrassment to the (African American)African-American community. These are the (imbasils) (imbecile) people glamorize. smh!

    Those who live in glass houses should never throw stones. #justsayin

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  8. yo

    she writes *woman* it’s on her site!

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  9. MochaLikeWoah

    @Theirthedevilschildren, The correct spelling is : “imbeciles” not “imbasils”.

    Idiot.

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  10. dflrz

    @A RihYonce Stan: It says woman. Cant you read?

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  11. Rap*LovesJesus

    stop writing letters and start thanking god again or arent u allowed bc of jayz anymore?

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    hot sauce Reply:

    @Rap*LovesJesus, WHY thank god, if he exist he allow babies to get raped & innocent people to get murdered

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @hot sauce, It’s clear that you do not know Him. He gave us free will – now if He controlled us like we’re Sims or something you’d complain about that, too. He gave each and every one of us the option to serve him or to not serve Him. And when we do OR we don’t, WE decide the things we’re going to do. He doesn’t step in like a magician or a wizard. Stay your fingers rather than type in ignorance, child.

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    OOL Uh Uh Reply:

    @Rap*LovesJesus, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. I heard that.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Rap*LovesJesus, What does she have to thank God for ? I mean , why would she put that in a letter ? Your priorities , I say .

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    Rap*LovesJesus Reply:

    @RealIssh,

    LOL. Not in the letter but at awards etc b c since bday she isnt….jayz got her to the darkside pure shame

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Rap*LovesJesus, Oh – & u must be on the dark side cuz people on the “light side” don’t have time for that illuminati shyt .

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  12. MyHairIsLayedLikeALetterToSadeBasquiatMichelleObama

    I question the sincerity of these “letters” simply because it seems she sat down and wrote them all at once. It’d be cool to know if she kept a journal and for at least the script and paper to vary between these letters.

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  13. music guru

    @Mike, and a rhiyonce stan, she used the correct term!!! Woman is singular, and women is plural. Maybe yall the ones that needs to proof read :) just saying

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    Mike Reply:

    @music guru, Look at the way she wrote the “e” in Michelle name and look at the “e” she wrote in “WOMEN.” It’s the SAME THING. Your wrong.

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    @Lewis_Bennett Reply:

    @Mike, You’ve really analysed it that much…people are really putting this much effort into a letter that is complimenting a great women instead of maybe trying to be like her

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  14. Grammar wizard

    Wtf people? It clearly says ‘woman’, not ‘women’. If you think that’s an ‘e’ then you’ve some messed up handwriting.

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  15. oh-ok

    Why do I feel like a 4th grader note to her teacher? COME ON MRS CARTER !!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @oh-ok, Syntax errors on YOU .

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  16. middy

    GO BEY LOVE YOU!

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  17. jill

    question: whos wearing more pairs of spanx, michelle obama or beyonce?

    careful, its a trick question. (hint: bey’s packin rolls of cellulite on those thighs)

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    Weaveney Reply:

    @jill, So much shade y’all could sip some sun tea under this on a hot Georgia day.

    Get money, bitch.
    Beyonce, who run this mutha?

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  18. hot sauce

    I have respect for the First Lady too.

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  19. Pam

    To all the haters,
    Beyonce is Rich and you’re not lol.

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    IV. Reply:

    @Pam, Neither is ur dumb ass lol

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  20. A RihYonce Stan,

    you stans are sickening! what the actual fuck! a blind man can see that says ‘women’ ! damn! y’all act lick she can’t be wrong, damn!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,, Get a life – shyt . Lmao – you bout Stanning for Bey worst than me .

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  21. A RihYonce Stan,

    Bitches! if you were true stans, you could identify that the letter on here is different than the one on her site… This says women, and the one on the site says woman… quit defending Beyonce when she’s wrong… she clearly made a mistake and corrected the shit!

    Damn, you bitches take up for her even when she misspells…

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    WRTW? Reply:

    @A RihYonce Stan,, I’m on my smart phone and I can pinch zoom, its an “a” now stfu and find a seat

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  22. Morgan

    You bitches find fault with every damn thing this woman does…obsessed, much?

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  23. @SLICKERTHANSLY

    ugly hand writing.

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    Weaveney Reply:

    @@SLICKERTHANSLY, Bitch, get money, then talk.

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  24. WRTW?

    Just salute a bad bitch *chucks dueces*

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  25. OOL Uh Uh

    Who is this bitch? The new poet us laureate. “I’m going to write letters to aaaall the leaders of the world”. Santa’s next, Beyonce’? Get a grip and WRITE a song that’s not about sex or being a business woman.

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    Weaveney Reply:

    @OOL Uh Uh, Sit your ass down and hold on to your wig, because Beyonce is coming for your ass. You just a hater, because Beyonce is spreading positivity around this world. When’s the last time you wrote a hit song?

    WHO RUN THIS MUTHA?
    Beyonce. Bow down to the Queen, sheep!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @OOL Uh Uh, No songs about Sex or Being a business woman ? Ur life is pathetic if u don’t have either .

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  26. IV.

    I’m mad she hurried up and REWROTE the letter to fix the little mistake

    WHAT THE FUCK o_O

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    Evan Reply:

    @IV.,
    thank you! my thoughts exactly. She should’ve owned it. everyone makes mistakes… but nope, she went and had her PR people clean up that mess but forgot to have them correct all the other mistakes. I mean, if she was gonna have them correct that, MIGHT AS WELL have had them correct the random commas and then spelled out the word “you.”

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  27. Obi Texas

    @ OOL Uh Uh – Check “Party”, “Love On Top”, “End of Time”…. “Single Ladies”, “If I Were A Boy”, “Halo”… “Deja Vu”, “Ring The Alarm”, “Irreplaceable”…. “Me Myself, and I”, “Crazy In Love”….

    The list goes on. She is not that narrow.

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  28. TheDreamer

    I love Michelle Obama too! Bey did have a spelling error at first but corrected it nearly straight away.

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  29. brainfood.com

    Hoo givs a hello that she misspelled it? Come on! Are ya’ll reelly that petty?

    I’m not eevan a staan, but dam! You meen to tell me yuu ain’t NEVER misspelled? Rite.

    The only eshoe I cood see is that its a leter to Mrs. Obama…so yuu wud wanna have yer grammar together, so I feel you on that…but please stop frontin’.

    There’d be no need for spell chex if evrybodee were spellin’ right all thuh tyme!

    And beside, I’ve been praised many times on my grammatical skil and I steel misspell woman with women. Weer hooman. It hapens. Lyten UHP!!!

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  30. Jay

    That was really nice. :)

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  31. Audrey Hepburn

    Attention lamp chops! The last part of the letter was cut off for some strange reason. I have taken the initiative to provide everyone with the continuation:

    “I’m proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to…”

    “… because all I could tell her is, ‘grind up on it girl, show ‘em how you ride it.’”

    - Beyonce

    No need for a thank you, Ms. Hepburn always aims to put smiles on your faces. :) XOXOXO

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Lls – that was funny . BUT …

    How did Blue , Sasha , & Maliah get here ? They were with that “grind up on it girl, show ‘Em how u ride it.” .

    How did You & I get here ?

    Shall I continue ?

    Smiles on your face too ;))))

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @RealIssh, ;D

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  32. BEYHIVE

    Aww… So sweet! They BOTH are great rolemodels.

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  33. Bubble2

    nice of bebe bitch

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  34. HELLO KITTY

    Just to put this one to sleep… I have found two blogs that have the original first version Beyonce posted on to facebook and her website before her PR team noticed all the attention people on facebook were giving the misspelling of the word “woman” in that particular sentence addressed to Michelle. For some reason, my post with the links always get deleted. So try googling “Beyonce writes letter to Michelle Obama first version” and look for GLOBALGRIND or RNBMUSICBLOG.

    Also, this is what I find particularly annoying and embarassing about this letter are the following:

    1. She starts the letter of addressing Michelle and then talks about her to her. In the last part, she addresses Michelle again and this time talks directly too hear. Kind of funny if you read it aloud as if it were a letter to you

    2. The fact she didn’t know OR forgot the proper uses and differences of the word WOMAN or WOMEN in different sentences. Coming from a WOMAN who empowers WOMEN all over the world… it just drives me bonkers! ALL THE WOMeN WHO INDEPENEDENT, throw your hands up at me!

    3. “She is a caring mother, she’s a loving wife, while at the same time, she is the first lady!!!!” –What can I say, this whole sentence just screams 2nd grader! And don’t get started on all those unnecessary exclamation marks!

    4. Was this suppose to be a letter to Michelle Obama or a speech about her… ? I really don’t know. The way it was written was not the way the Beyonce I know would have executed it. It was half-assed. I can get behind the meaning of the letter, but not the way it was presented…grammatical errors and all.

    Stopping at the number 4 because, after all, it is her favorite number. Love ya Bey!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @HELLO KITTY, We iz so boreddd .

    Wazz in d new chickan wrapz ?

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  35. Middlefinger

    I Love Beyonce, i truly do and i know no ones perfect but the grammatical errors in this letter are too much. I’m kinda disappointed the wife of a millionaire such as herself!!

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  36. @IamMrHAndsome

    Make yo money B!

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  37. From Tokyo

    There will hardly ever be a purely positive reaction to a post. This post is such an example right here. Such is the internet. Grammatical errors or no, this is a positive message. Positivity is to be celebrated, or are we not doing that this year? Oh, okay. Forgot where I was for a second. -__-

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  38. VALENTINO

    First of all…

    it should be perfect your sending this letter to the FIRST LADY come on now,
    really B-???????????

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  39. tinkerbell

    dance for you was a good song

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  40. kenya

    you look sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosexy girl

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  41. kenya

    you are good dance okey Girl<3

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  42. crzyhorse88

    Got three quarters down this page & was laughing that much had to post a comment – have you any idea how dumb most of you look???? You are having arguments about a minor spelling mistake & the majority of you can’t either spell or present correct grammar – I am from the UK where we speak English – you Americans supposedly speak English too —- LOL —- my 6 year old nephew is better at English than the lot of you. And you all have gotten so far away from the first comment on the post, it’s actually amazing – Beyonce loves and respects Michelle, period….. You yanks could start a fight in an empty room!!!!!!

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  43. Olga

    Too many mistakes in only one little letter!

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  44. Nicki

    I am pretty sure Michelle or Beyonce couldn’t careless if it is grammatically written properly. What is behind the meaning of this letter is what matters most.
    Before you all start pointing out her puntuations,spelling or grammar mistakes, I consider you check yourself first and judge if you’re an expert or flawless at writting and never made a spelling, puntuations,grammar mistake in your life. Just by reading half of these comments I can already ditect writing errors. Before you all too star commenting on my writing mistakes take in mind I couldn’t careless.

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    Nicki Reply:

    Accidentally wrote star when it’s start. XD

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