On Thursday, Michelle Williams came to the defense of her former Destiny’s Child bandmate Beyoncé while co-hosting an episode of “The View.”
As previously reported, Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee slammed the 33-year-old entertainer for her sexually assertive songs and performances in his book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, alluding that she was basically being pimped out by her husband, rapper Jay Z.
“I’ve had so much uproar over half a page in my book– 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.’ the 59-year-old presidential hopeful said.
An excerpt from his book reads … “Beyoncé is incredibly talented — gifted, in fact — she has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing. She is a terrific dancer –— without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom. 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?”
But Williams, who’s known the “7/11” recording artist since 1999, confronted Huckabee about his statement when he appeared on the show.
“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,” the Grammy winner explained to Huckabee.
“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 [they] were very, very low.”
The 34-year-old gospel singer followed up her comments by sharing the tweet below, which plugged her 2014 music video for “Say Yes” alongside Queen Bey and Kelly Rowland.
What do you think of Williams’ defense of Mrs. Carter? Did she do Beyoncé justice?