Kirk Franklin reacts to his single “A God Like You” being featured in Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ – Music News

Written by on May 11, 2020

BET2020/Getty Images for BET NETWORKSKirk Franklin had no idea that his single “A God Like You,” was being featured in former first lady Michelle Obama‘s Becoming documentary, just released on Netflix.

The gospel legend’s daughter, Kennedy, captured her dad’s stunned reaction on video as Franklin — sitting next to his wife, Tammy — watches for the first time the part of the documentary that features his song. 

Franklin watches the clip in open-mouthed silence as “A God Like You” plays, after which he declares, “I had no idea.  I had no idea.”

He also had no clue that the song would be part of Michelle’s “eclectic taste of music” while riding in the car, which she said either inspires her or makes her want to “bump it out.”

“Sometimes you need a little bounce,” Mrs. Obama says at the beginning of the documentary.

“A God Like You” is from Franklin’s Grammy-winning album Hello Fear, released in 2011.  The song set the tone for the documentary, which follows Michelle Obama’s book tour for her autobiography, Becoming.  The documentary also features appearances from Gayle KingTracee Ellis Ross, and more. There’s also a special appearance of Barack Obama surprising his wife with flowers at her tour stop in Washington, D.C.

Michelle Obama’s Becoming documentary is available now on Netflix. 


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