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Oprah (Politely) Claps Back on Instagram Tribute to Maya Angelou

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If you're going to come for the queen, you best not miss. 

Oprah Winfrey posted a loving tribute to the late Maya Angelou on her Instagram on April 4, 2019, which would have been the former poet laureate's 91st birthday. The photo shows Oprah collapsed in a fit of laughter at Angelou's feet as the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author holds her and laughs along with her. It was a beautiful tribute to a special woman.

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It's been five years since Angelou passed away, and it's clear she and Oprah had an intimate friendship over the years. Nevertheless, one well-meaning fan of the poet's seemed to be offended by the talk show legend addressing her by her first name. "Ms. Angelou to you Oprah. You have no license to call her Maya. She will always be Ms. Angelou."