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Beyonce Knowles proud of strong women

Beyoncé Knowles is "proud" her daughter is growing up in a world where there are so many strong women.

The singer and her husband Jay-Z welcomed their first child into the world in January. Their daughter is called Blue Ivy and Beyoncé is determined that she will grow up to be a fearless, independent woman.

The star has written an open letter to US First Lady Michelle Obama on her website, in which she praises her for being a fantastic role model.

"Michelle, thank you so much for every single think that u do for us - I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to (sic)," she wrote.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are known to be big supporters of US President Barack Obama, having recently attended a fundraiser in his honour.

The singer has been impressed with the way Michelle has juggled raising two daughters with living in the public eye.

"Michelle is the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman. She is a caring mother, she's a loving wife, while at the same time, she is the FIRST LADY!!!!," she wrote.

"No matter the pressure, and the stress of being under the microscope - she's humble, loving and sincere (sic)."

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