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Beyonce On Election: 'I Fell Asleep Crying And Smiling At The Same Time'

Beyonce Knowles (photosBeyonce Knowles photos) couldn't be happier with the results of the United States election.

"I've never been so patriotic!. I'm just beyond excited," says Beyonce.

"I'm there. I can't wait. I feel like all of us, we're ready to do whatever we have to do. Whatever they want — if they need me to volunteer, they need me to sing, I'm there, and I'm ready," .

The singer even postponed an appearance to promote her upcoming album in Japan on Election Night: "I said, 'What am I doing? I'm completely making a bad decision. I have to go home, I'm gonna kill myself if I'm not home in America. I knew I needed to be here."

"My nephew, who is 4, when we say, 'You can do whatever, you can be whatever,' it's not cliche. You have no doubt that it's not true."

"I fell asleep crying and smiling at the same time. I woke up with mascara running and a smile on my face!"

Oprah Winfrey, who campaigned with Obama last year, believes he was the right choice for the country: "It feels like America did the right thing. It feels like there's a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened here, like nothing ever in our lifetimes did we expect this to happen."

And even though Leonardo DiCaprio was in Italy promoting 'Body of Lies', he told reporters: "I couldn't be more proud of my country right now and proud of being an American. I feel overwhelmed and I feel a tremendous weight has been lifted from my shoulders."

'People' magazine released a special issue with Obama on its cover to mark the historic election.

November 6, 2008 |

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