The conversation about how Robinson apparently heard about her daughter's Grammy appearance from someone other than her daughter was highly relatable to many people.
And although the music industry treated her like a rock star, Marian Robinson wasn't so impressed.
Robinson seemed to remain unimpressed when Obama called herself "a real star", replying simply with "Yeah".
As screenshots of the text exchange show, Ms Robinson asked her daughter: "Did you meet any of the real stars or did you run right after you were done".
Obama responded that she was with her husband Barack's senior adviser, Valerie Jarett, writing: 'I am sitting here with Valerie and this text is so typically you.More news: Ghosn changes defense team, adds high-profile lawyer
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Tuesday, she shared a text exchange with her mother about it on Instagram.
Just because you're a former first lady doesn't mean you're a "real" celebrity - at least, not in your mom's eyes.
Robinson replied: 'I saw it because Gracie called me.
After a text squabble over whether Michelle had told Marian she would be appearing on the show, she ended with a mic drop moment. "I would have remembered that even though I don't remember much".
Mother-daughter relationships aren't any easier when you're famous.
To which her mom responded, "Yeah".