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Beyonce on Barack Obama’s Win: ‘I Fell Asleep Crying and Smiling at the Same Time’

In order to watch history be made by President-Elect Barack Obama, singer Beyonce Knowles canceled a promotional tour in Japan for her upcoming album, I Am … Sasha Fierce.

“I said, ‘What am I doing? I’m completely making a bad decision,” she told the AP. “I have to go home, I’m gonna kill myself if I’m not home in America. I knew I needed to be here.”

Knowles, whose sister Solange has a 4-year-old son Daniel Julez, also expressed how Obama’s win affects her young nephew’s future.

“When we say [to Daniel], ‘You can do whatever, you can be whatever,’ it’s not cliche. You have no doubt that it’s not true,” she said. “I fell asleep crying and smiling at the same time. I woke up with mascara running and a smile on my face!”

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