R+B singer Beyonce Knowles cut short a promotional trip to Japan so she could see Barack Obama elected U.S. president.
The Crazy In Love singer was due to be in Tokyo, Japan on election night, 4 November (08), to promote her new album I Am... Sasha Fierce.
But Knowles insists that she couldn't be away from her home country on such an important day - and flew home in time to see the Democrat win the vote.
She says, "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."
And the superstar admits that she was so overwhelmed by the history-making win, it reduced her to tears.
She says, "I fell asleep crying and smiling at the same time. I woke up with mascara running and a smile on my face!"