Michelle Obama launched her 'Becoming' Arena book tour with her special guest Oprah Winfrey before a crowd of 14,000 at the United Center in Chicago on Tuesday.

Oprah introduced her bestie who walked out onstage wearing a sheer white blouse over tulle white tailored pants. The former first lady and Oprah spent 90 minutes talking about her memoir which dropped the same day.

Ticket holders paid upwards of $5,000 to see Oprah and Michelle. They also purchased Michelle Obama T-shirts emblazoned with her face and the title of her book.

Michelle spoke about her husband, former President Barack Obama, saying she cried for 30 minutes after Obama handed the country over to newly elected President Donald Trump on Inauguration Day 2017.

"When I got on the plane, I sobbed for 30 minutes," she said. "I think it was just the release of eight years trying to do everything perfectly."

She said she turned to Barack, telling him, "That was hard, what we just did. That was so hard."

The former first lady said she didn't mention that moment in her book.

But she did write about Trump questioning Obama's birthplace, saying Trump's "loud and reckless innuendos" put her family's safety at risk.

Fact check: Hillary Clinton started the Obama "birther" rumors during her failed campaign for president in 2007, when she said Obama was born in Indonesia.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

  • Trace da Ace

    Indonesia?? lmao....yeah...she tried it....but on another note...both O and Michelle look cute....and $5,000 for a ticket?? Naw, I'll pass....waayyy out of my price range.

  • Sassie

    It was so hard what WE did or what HE did?

  • SpillyNillie

    I love the high waist look on Michelle. Her stylist gets it...

  • Vegas1989

    You got that right. $5,000 I can pay bills off....

  • Soda

    Flotus Michelle didn't just walk around squinting her eyes and modelling clothes.

  • ohdearme

    I see the big O is big....AGAIN!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Make America Great Again.

  • Y me?

    All the tickets couldn't have been that expensive. My cousin and a girl I went to high school with both went and they are on the broker side

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I'm happy for her. She can now breathe a sigh of relief and begin to refocus on her life exactly as she wants it.
    She & Barry can get crazy all day if they want to!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0l@ broker side!

  • Coy little wink

    Those pants aren't tulle...tulle is netting and sheer...maybe the top is but hmmm

    The book is on my purchase list

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "Fact check: Hillary Clinton started the Obama “birther” rumors during her failed campaign for president in 2007, when she said Obama was born in Indonesia."
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    Sorry but this never happened. Never. I've dared Trump supporters many times to show us proof of this, and they've never been able to.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They called Michelle, her daughters and her husband every name but a child of God but she had to grin and bear it.
    I think that was more than most people could have done.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I refuse to believe all the tickets were $5K. That must have been the cost for the meet and greet plus autographs. Plus a t-shirt and a mug. Plus a baked chicken entree.

  • Coy little wink
  • WutizstillHERE!

    I know this is bad timing but I’m gushing!! My grand baby’s here!! She weighted a whooping 5lbs LOL! BUT THEM LUNGS SOUND LIKE A HUNGRY FAT KID WHO HAD HER SUCKER SNATCHED MID LICK! ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e4d401c521fabfea5145632836a9025ddefb75714512afaadab659501f016d31.jpg

  • Phillybruh

    They were that amount because Live nation determined the market for her could get that amount. Now There were cheaper tickets available.

  • Phillybruh

    Congrats

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Hey Hunny! Welcome.

  • Pitty Patty

    If people think all those tickets were $5000, then people are dumber than I think.

    People are so stupid....

  • Solstice

    Aww!! Congratulations!!! ????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • Ghost

    There were some $200 tickets...that was the lowest price $200 which were balcony seats.

  • ShelbyMoore

    She's beautiful. Congrats!

  • Karen Brady

    Must be her pizzas

  • Alextra Ballard

    Congrats...Enjoy your new bundle of joy

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Aawww CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Michelle's style looks on point 95% of the time. But Oprah looks a hot friggin mess almost all of the time for someone with soooo much money. She is definitely continuing to eat good in the neighborhood and refusing to just push away from the table and have some discipline.

    I had some well marinated chops in the fridge I was going to make for dinner last night but as I was driving home from an errand, I passed Popeyes and my red light signal flashed so I pulled over. There were (count them) 5 women who were there together placing an order. Everyone of their big asses weighed at a minimum of over 250 pounds each. I was thinking to myself like do y'all need to be in Popeyes right now? They took up the whole ordering area and once they realized they were consuming all the space 4 moved to a table and let one do the ordering. Yes, it might be a medical condition to be that fat (including Oprah), but I got 5 on it that it's not. IJS. I never understood why people eat to the point of gluttony and allow themselves to get so fat (IF IT'S NOT ATTRIBUTABLE TO A MEDICAL ILLNESS OR MEDICATION). Happy Wednesday and stay safe!

  • Karen Brady

    BLOOP. WELP. FLATLINE. You nailed it Soda.

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. She handled herself with grace and class for those 8 years, and never snapped back... despite the "angry black woman" stereotype/label people were trying to put on her.

  • WhoKnew

    Awww. Congrats! Is this your first grandchild? When you have a child you think that you could never love anyone as much as your own child. I thought that until I had my first grandchild and I realized that I loved her more than my own kids. She is a beauty!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you Claire! HUUGS!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Nor was she ever accuse of plagiarism

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you Philly!

  • Trace da Ace

    Girl!!! And Xmas is next month too....shooottt....

  • ohdearme

    Congrats why are you on here? I wouldn't be able to put her down, how precious.

  • ohdearme

    Or something.

  • Sassie

    I think it said "upwards" of $5000 or something like that, so my guess is not all were $5000, but some were....I just wonder how many people actually paid $5000 and WHY?

  • Pitty Patty

    Bye troll....

  • Sassie

    Baked chicken entree, LOL

  • RoniV

    Congrats to you:), she's precious.

  • Pitty Patty

    It aint tricking if you got it. And I'm sure some of that money will go to the Democratic party. You know fund raising and things..

  • Sassie

    $29.50 is better. MUCH better. Somebody else said tickets were as low as $200, which was still too damn high if you ask me.

  • Sassie

    squinting her eyes, LOL...too damn funny.

  • Y me?

    I think oprah is on the verge of idgaf territory in regards to her diet/looks. She's uber rich, accomplished and wants for nothing. And i would imagine she's lived a very fulfilling life. I'm def not mad at that. If oprah dropped dead tmrw she would have had a better life than 95 percent of the world's population. Honestly if I were in her shoes I would eat fried food everyday amd and drink wine for breakfast

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Enjoy feeling Over the Moon!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Popeye or Bojangle's?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If I'm not mistaken, those are the VIP tickets, which allow you to "meet and greet" with her after the event.

    How I see it is this: people wouldn't complain if that was the price for VIP tickets to meet Jay-Z and Beyonce after their show, so why not the former First Lady?

  • Kim’s Original Face

    I need michelle’s outfit deets

  • Renee Bee

    She is sharp!

  • Coy little wink

    I drink wine for breakfast ?

  • Yoni7

    Heeeeey Aunties!!!!! It's yall favorite niece. I miss yall. Holla at me sometimes.

  • WhoKnew

    I think you're right. The $5k might have been a meet n greet cost. My son recently did something with Nick Cannon's Wild n Out tour and when we were back stage the line was very long with people waiting to meet him. I don't know what the meet n greet cost was but someone said those people were paying $2,000 a pop to meet him and take a pic.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Merlot or moscato?

  • Pitty Patty

    Who gon check her?

  • WhoKnew

    I love it. If you post that pic until he's impeached "I'm lovin' it!

  • Coy little wink

    Sweet red

  • Yoni7

    Congrats to you! She's beautiful! Welcome to the world, Little Mama. WE need you!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Yesss I love her outfit

  • WhoKnew

    This!

  • Coy little wink

    She stunting on them hoes ?

  • Yoni7

    I loved her more than my own kids.
    _____________
    THIS! I damn near think he mine mine. LOL

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Wild Irish Rose??

  • Coy little wink

    Lol...never

  • WhoKnew

    Yep. I sometimes would call my son and say: "where are you with my daughter". Or I would make a decision about her and he would look at me and say mom you do know that she is my daughter and not yours. And I'd give him a flatline look and say No she's not. She's mine. LMAO!

  • Vegas1989

    Yes ma'am and I would like to purchase things that are already in my Chart at Casper.com..LOL

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • WhoKnew

    Thank you. Explain it in plain language for him/her.

  • Vegas1989

    Hey Girlie!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    LOL. That was a good one.

  • WhoKnew

    Do you! It's trying times out here. ???

  • WhoKnew

    Was that you in line? I'm only kidding. Have a great day!

  • TriniHarlem

    Sis I love you but I'm the fav.

  • Yoni7

    Auntie Chelle? Auntie Okra, is that you?

  • Coy little wink
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There's a lot of truth to what you're saying. Being obese is not healthy, and it shortens your life. But a lot of "us" like to refer to it as being "healthy", "thick", "big boned" etc. and basically downplay the health problems obesity causes in our community.

  • Ryan

    If you're alarmed by overweight people don't ever go out to the sticks, aka anywhere outside of metro Atlanta like Cartersville or Rome GA. All you'll see are dirty Confederate flag wifebeaters, dirty feet in flip flops and pork rolls.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Something is in the food. Look at the kids. They're Huge.

  • Yoni7

    THEY told me they don't like you because yo mouf too reckless. LOL :tea:

  • Y me?

    Not a mf soul

  • Y me?

    Let me get like you!

  • hottlanta

    Welcome 2 the diva grandmother club. Just mailed grandhot a card for Thanksgiving 2 let him know l am thankful for him. Got his Xmas gifts 2 b wrapped n ready 2 go. U gonna b shopping 24 7 but who cares.

  • Y me?

    Popeyes with a lil hot sauce on top ??

  • hottlanta

    Barry is a leo like me. He did it all up in the white house. The last night he definately did one for the road.

  • TransMichelle
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  • Itzgoingdown

    Her campaign might not have STARTED the rumor but sure as hell kept it going, fact.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/birther-movement-founder-trump-clinton-228304

    " Some hardcore Clinton backers circulated the rumors in 2008, but the campaign itself steered clear.

    “As we reported, some of her supporters flirted with the idea in 2008 — but it has its origins in the fever swamps beginning in Illinois in 2004,”

    "......Much of the insinuation that Clinton had a hand in birtherism traces to the role of her then-senior strategist Mark Penn, who issued a memo in 2007 suggesting that Clinton emphasize Obama’s upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia and paint him as fundamentally un-American. The memo never questioned Obama’s citizenship but did suggest highlighting his “lack of American roots.”

    "....Later, in the spring 2008, as Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic primary grew thin, some of her hardcore supporters circulated rumors that Obama may not be a U.S. citizen, picking up on some of Martin’s innuendo and extending it further.

    “Barack Obama’s mother was living in Kenya with his Arab-African father late in her pregnancy. She was not allowed to travel by plane then, so Barack Obama was born there and his mother then took him to Hawaii to register his birth,” read one of those emails posted, at the time, by Snopes.com, a site that attempts to debunk internet rumors"

  • Itzgoingdown

    Her campaign might not have STARTED the rumor but sure as hell kept it going, fact.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/birther-movement-founder-trump-clinton-228304

    " Some hardcore Clinton backers circulated the rumors in 2008, but the campaign itself steered clear.

    “As we reported, some of her supporters flirted with the idea in 2008 — but it has its origins in the fever swamps beginning in Illinois in 2004,”

    "......Much of the insinuation that Clinton had a hand in birtherism traces to the role of her then-senior strategist Mark Penn, who issued a memo in 2007 suggesting that Clinton emphasize Obama’s upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia and paint him as fundamentally un-American. The memo never questioned Obama’s citizenship but did suggest highlighting his “lack of American roots.”

    "....Later, in the spring 2008, as Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic primary grew thin, some of her hardcore supporters circulated rumors that Obama may not be a U.S. citizen, picking up on some of Martin’s innuendo and extending it further.

    “Barack Obama’s mother was living in Kenya with his Arab-African father late in her pregnancy. She was not allowed to travel by plane then, so Barack Obama was born there and his mother then took him to Hawaii to register his birth,” read one of those emails posted, at the time, by Snopes.com, a site that attempts to debunk internet rumors"

  • TransMichelle
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Nope. You're still spreading lies and distortions.

    You all need to be ashamed of yourself with that, but I know you're not. Have a good day.

  • hottlanta

    Thé everyday working joe got a designer bag high azz cellphone n câble. If that was anyone else they would pay n not say a word. If dump got impeached 2day n someone wanted him 2 speak u gonna pay him big bucks n the tickets gonna b high as hell so he can get a percentage on that as well. U aint gonna insult him with no 29.99 tickets.

  • Bashi22

    No more weight watchers for Oprah she just enjoying food.

  • Dun Dilly

    SO, y'all have NOT 1 word to say about that R KELLY Peen grabbing concert video ??

  • Kanyade

    Congratulations on the precious babe :)

  • WutizstillHERE!

    LOL!! Thank you Hots! Girl her closet already full! SMH I can't go to any clothing store! Her baby shower was great too! Girl gifts already!! LOL man.. Im behind.. I just thought about something... she will get birthday gifts in Nov. and turn right around and get gifts for Christmas.. luckybutt.. LOL!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you so much!

  • Itzgoingdown

    I posted the link, Whatever. Ok, she didn't call black kids Super Predators either. Goodday

  • Kanyade

    has anyone tried those pizzas? with cauliflower crusts? i've got a coupon for a buck off the price, but can't find them yet in my town. also, don't know how i feel about cauliflower...crusts.

  • Coy little wink

    Me not being a trump supporter does not equate to me being a liberal. That's poor logic troll...

  • Chapter29Chick

    Oprah lookin like "who gone check meh boo?"

  • Chapter29Chick

    I just saw one of the nastiest videos exposing popeyes chicken, ill pass and never spend money with popeys again, im not going out over no damn chicken

  • hottlanta

    I went shopping last week minding my own buiness n ran across a black panther bday card for a little boy. Got that card n lmma give it 2 him next year.

  • Bossy704

    NAPTIME. Oprah and Michelle are perfect Black women we should all aspire to be just like. Got the memo.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I was just about to ask, is O still a spokesperson for Weight Watchers.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I love wine....but only red wine

  • Alextra Ballard

    I haven't seen it...wimmen still runnin behind Kellz and his pedo peen

  • TransMichelle

    So what are you then? You're definitely not smart

  • Kellsonthe1sand2s

    ???? I was just thinking the same thing.

  • Coy little wink
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  • TransMichelle
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  • Passion

    Oprah is enjoying her bread and cauliflower pizza crust!

  • MythCalledLove

    With her new ring..lol They just hating her. She earned her place. Educated and classy yet down to earth. Trump wife...well (crickets)

  • MythCalledLove

    Grits some spoon bread

  • Guest

    Congrats! So sweet!

  • the chosen one

    Since Michelle got out the white house, she has thickened up A LOT!!!
    So much for being an advocate of healthy school lunches and foods. She probably threw all of that SHIITE out the window when she departed the white house chanting "bye bishes!"

  • EMILY POST

    They always trying to sell the people something???

  • Logan Roberts

    Secure the bag Michelle ???

  • kekeb

    Love and respect for both these remarkable, history making women

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    May my FLOTUS sell lots of books.

  • TransMichelle

    Michelle Obama: “…the world as it should be.” In 2008, was accused by bloggers of lifting lines for her DNC speech from Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."

  • Li-Wright

    Positively all around. Boy do we miss the Obamas - warts and all -- after the chaos in the WH now.

  • TransMichelle

    I told you to f%#k off fool. I didn't ask and don't care if you give a f%#ck. My goodness what a fool you are and you dam slow too. Child bye Toodles Bye

  • Li-Wright

    She exercises everyday. It stands to reason that she would gain some weight whether she did nor not.

  • Li-Wright

    O has always and will always be "round"....it's in her dna.

  • Li-Wright

    She owns 1/2 the company.

  • Coy little wink

    Bish please you came in my thread first so how bout you take your own advice...

  • Coy little wink
  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you guest

  • WutizstillHERE!

    ROFL! Seee!! Imma need a second job, I have a 1 year old grandson from my older daughter, now this girl.. I might need to get my side hustle on or something LOL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa4cd6672d9eb6910080103019dcb139cea20e57c8af53291723464063c42bd1.gif

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you Kanyade! (HUUGS)

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • WutizstillHERE!

    Willdo!!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you so much!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Giiirl Im up in this hospital grabbing her every chance I get. I also am doing " work from home"so I have my laptop with me so I came on to share this news!

  • ohdearme

    Good for you, just another blessing to be "thankful" for this Thanksgiving!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Girl this is sooooo true! This is my second I have a 1 year old grandson from my oldest daughter. When grandson came I thought my heart would burst with so much love.. then she came and my heart is so full! I cried like a baby when she came! My daughter had her with zero drugs.. she had dilated to far to help..she is glad it happened that way now because she was up walking already..

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you SunRise!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I am Im only doing work a few hours at a time because the moment she wakes up Im all over her! ROFL! Its so sad.. LOL she got me!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thanks so much Shelby! (huugs)

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thanks Claire!!! (HUGS)

  • Solstice

    You are so welcome!! Enjoy lady!! ????

  • Applebootay

    ticket holders paid upwards of $5,000 to see Oprah and Michelle.

    _____________________________________________________
    Nah...that's a lie...I live in Chicago and have friends who went...Pookie and Nem ain't paid upwards of $5K for shat...upwards $50.oo maybe...

  • Applebootay

    Yall do know she is 64 years old...that is definitely the IDGAF age....especially if you have BILLIONZ

  • Dun Dilly

    you NEED to see it to believe it!

  • mialaoyin

    So wonderful! Congratulations.Singing "Isn't She Lovely"

  • dontgetblocked

    Just to bougie black women who do nothing for the race.

  • Lucky8

    Jump

  • the chosen one

    LMFAO

  • the chosen one

    It looks good on her.

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    you can smell the Boule' way over there...

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    I see Michael, i mean Michelle forgot to tuck in again in the first photo.
    and on the ellen show... LOL he/she a fraud like her husband Barry Soetoro

    https://i.gifer.com/Q4mI.gif

  • sjames

    muscle can add the appearance of weight as well. i for 1 only gain weight when i exercise. but also remember she was under scrutiny and pressure so even with healthy eating she was also under a lot of stress which can reduce appetite and cause her to lose weight without trying. she happier now she got her regular weight back

  • sjames

    I AM HOLDING BACK THE LOUDEST LAUGHING SCREAM RIGHT NOW "broker side"

  • sjames

    get out. just go you are no longer welcomed here ROTFLMFAOMG

  • friendofblog

    I'm out on that note. HOLLERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Y me?

    Lol and thats putting it nicely. I know for facts neither of them had 5000 to spend

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thsnk you soooo much!