The tribute was published by Time Magazine, to mark the publication of its ‘Time 100’ list of influential people. Mrs Obama featured in the list under the ‘Icons’ category. However Melania fans struck out claiming the current First Lady has been overlooked.
One responded to Time Magazine on Twitter with the comment: “Melania Trump is way more deserving.”
Referring to Mrs Obama another added: “You keep putting her on magazines.
“How many magazines has the current First Lady of the United States been on? Zero.
“So much for feminism.
“The left can coexist and be tolerant with everyone besides a Republican. True hate.”
Beyonce performed during President Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
She later endorsed Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 Presidential election.
Writing in Time Beyonce said: “Loving Michelle Obama wasn’t much of a choice.
“It was something that came naturally, because of how she carried herself.
“Because she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be, she seemed so powerful.”
Mrs Obama is currently in Europe promoting her best selling memoir ‘Belonging’.
On Sunday she spoke to an audience of 15,000 at London’s O2 Arena.