Michelle Obama Tells Oprah She ‘Slow-Ghosted’ Friends After Getting To White House … Black Twitter Responds!

Iyanna Muhammad |

Michelle Obama is getting roasted on Black Twitter, for telling Oprah Winfrey that she cut off a lot of her close friends, after reaching the White House, Media Take Out has learned.

In a new Netflix special, entitled The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, Michelle makes controversial statements about how she had to kick some of her day ones to the curb.

The special will premiere April 25 on Netflix – just five months after the release of the former first lady’s bestselling self-help book of the same name.

It’s a sit-down conversation in Los Angeles between the two iconic Black women on the last night of Michelle’s The Light We Carry book tour.

In these exclusive clips, Oprah asks Michelle about cutting off some of her close friends when she entered the White House in January of 2009.

“Did all of your friends make the cut once you went to the White House?” Oprah asks, and then mentions a statement Michelle had made to her about it: “Lost oxygen, couldn’t make the climb.”

“Nope. No, they did not,” replies Michelle. “Here’s the thing that I’ve learned: Stay open to friends… but when they show you who they are, you got to [believe them], and then move on. And some friends had foibles that were fine for ‘regular’ friends, but once we get into the White House, it was like, ‘Oh, you can’t be that person up in here. We got too much at stake.’”

“If my friends weren’t acting right? It was slow ghost,” she continued. “You know, the slow ghost — where you don’t cut ‘em off right away, but you just become less… available.”

Black Twitter is calling Michelle “fake” for dropping her day ones, for her new celebrity and political friends.

Here’s what Black Twitter is saying:

  • That’s that fake sh!t.
  • I don’t know how to feel about this. Lately I feel like she’s been talking too much. 
  • Some people will say it’s fake but if you don’t know how to behave in the environment that you are in, that’s just immaturity and like she said, the stakes are too high for that type of ignorance.
  • This is so sad to me. The key is to keep casual acquaintances and “reason, season” friends in your outer circle.

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