Beyoncé's putting the word out: She is at President-elect Barack Obama's service, if he needs her at his inauguration in January.
"I'm there," she told The Associated Press. "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. I've never been so patriotic! I'm just beyond excited."
The singer's husband, Jay-Z, had been actively supporting Obama's campaign and performed two shows to encourage voter registration in October. And while the president-elect has publicly admitted to being a fan of Hova, his feelings on the 27-year-old singer and actress are unknown.
But B is definitely a fan of his. Though she was scheduled to be in Japan on Tuesday to promote her new album, I Am ... Sasha Fierce, she decided to stay home to watch the election results come in. "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,'" she said. "I knew I needed to be here.
"I fell asleep crying and smiling at the same time," Beyoncé said of her reaction on election night. "I woke up with mascara running and a smile on my face!"
She also said she hopes Obama's win will inspire people to pursue their dreams regardless of their skin color. "My nephew, who is 4, when we say, 'You can do whatever, you can be whatever,' it's not cliché," she said. "You have no doubt that it's not true."