And all this time we thought that she thought she was Beyonce.

First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday delivered an emotional speech about reducing gun violence that focused on slain Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton. The remarks were an effort to encourage business leaders to invest in opportunities for city youth, but the first lady also used the appearance to send a message to Congress about the need to pass gun reform.

“Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her,” Obama said at the fundraising luncheon in Chicago.

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Editor’s note: No, Mrs. Obama. Society hadn’t quite yet degraded to that point when you were a little girl. Another twenty to thirty years of exclusive Democratic leadership in the City of Chicago would be required before things actually got that bad.