Independent women unite! As former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee continued his press tour for his new book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy in an appearance on The View on Thursday, Jan. 22, he was once again called to task over his controversial comments regarded pop diva Beyonce. This time, however, he was in the presence of Bey’s Destiny’s Child bandmate and longtime friend Michelle Williams.
When conservative co-host Nicolle Wallace brought up the name Beyonce, Williams, 34, shouted, “Is amaaaazinnggggg!”
Smiling, Huckabee, 59, replied, “Interestingly, I’ve had so much uproar over half a page in my book, and I say she’s the most amazing singer, great set of pipes, unbelievable dancer, and she doesn’t need to do songs like ‘Partition’ and ‘Drunk in Love’ in order to be an amazing and effective talent.”
“You can’t mess with the Queen Bee,” Rosie O’Donnell declared as the rest of the women agreed.
Then gospel singer Williams, chimed in, defending her Grammy-winning pal.
“As someone who has definitely come up in a group with her, has seen her hard work and who she is, I just feel like that album and those songs, it was that one moment where she decided to probably do some songs she has always wanted to do,” she explained, adding, “to shed that ‘I’m a good girl’ [image]. She had some freedom and she owned it and she took it. I was definitely offended — I’m not the Carter spokesperson — but to hear some of those comments that you said, I thought were very, very low.”
This isn’t the first time a celebrity has come to the defense of Jay Z’s wife. On Jan. 19, Daily Show host Jon Stewart called Huckabee’s comments “truly outrageous” and “diminishing” after the presidential candidate compared Beyonce to a stripper.
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