Mike Huckabee Calls Jay Z a “Pimp,” Accuses Him of Exploiting Beyonce “As a Sex Object”

Beyonce and Jay Z
Mike Huckabee writes about Beyonce and Jay Z in his new book, saying the rapper "exploits" his wife "as a sex object"  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Ring the alarm: Mike Huckabee is not a fan of Jay Z's big pimpin' lifestyle. The former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican Presidential hopeful wrote about the rapper in his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy — and he has some thoughts on Hova's relationship with wife Beyonce.

On Thursday, Jan. 8, U.S. News and World Report posted an excerpt from Huckabee's book in which he compares the couple's performance of "Drunk in Love" at the 2014 Grammys to watching "foreplay."

"My reaction: Why? Beyonce is incredibly talented — gifted, in fact. She has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing," he wrote of the superstar. "She is a terrific dancer — without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom."

Mike Huckabee

The Fox News host went on to question Jay's role in Bey's image, writing, "Jay Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?"

Incidentally, this is not the first time someone has suggested that Beyonce's public persona isn't her own doing. Back in May 2014, noted feminist bell hooks criticized Time magazine's cover photo of the singer, saying she "probably had very little control over that cover, that image."

When a fellow panelist at The New School argued that Bey actually seemed very in control of her look, bell hooks replied, "Then you're saying, from my deconstructive point of view, that she is colluding in the construction of herself as a slave."

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