By Rashad J. Smith

First Lady Michelle Obama was the guest of honor on BET’s 106 & Park Tuesday evening. When introduced by host Bow Wow and Keshia Chante, FLOTUS came out grooving to Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied” hit song, the same song used for the Lets Move Campaign.

Immediately, First Lady  gave encouraging words to viewers as she sincerely commented on the dreams of everyday people:

“Failure is the key to success… you are smart enough to compete and have your voice be heard”, she exclaimed.

Addressing President’s Obama North Star Goal, First Lady talked to 106 & Park viewers about how they were needed to ensure that by the year 2020, USA would be the smartest country in the world and actions to take to prepare, like understanding information available at StudentAid.Gov

“So many jobs will require people to have education beyond high school,” said first lady. “There’s nothing more important you can do for yourselves than to focus on education, taking high school seriously, and learn as much as you can, as often as you can and ask for help when needed,” First Lady added.

In attendance was BET contributor Jeff Johnson taking questions from the audience and recapping his recent experience with First Lady when they shared the stage to kick off the “North Star” goal at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. 


Recapitulating her experiences as a teenager through photos, FLOTUS made a comment about her stunning high school gown with a split up the side:

“I was flying high… I was feeling like I was at the top of my game because people told me I couldn’t do something I was able to do” as FLOTUS talked about her acceptance into Law School and her appreciation for her mother for making the dress.

Of course First Lady couldn’t leave the stage without putting her husband on the map. FLOTUS talked about how much “SWAGG” President Obama has and how he played all the right cards on their first date.

With her leather burberry  jacket and cool graphic tee on, First lady gave a last(ing) message to viewers:

“To be where you want to be in four years you have to start practicing now”.

Lady Obama, Thank you for taking the stage on 106 & Park and being real about life and the second largest moving force behind it, Education.