Did Mike Huckabee ever imagine what he was getting into when he slammed Beyonce in his book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy? When the Presidential hopeful visited “The View” yesterday, he was once more confronted about calling Jay Z his wife’s “pimp,” this time by Beyonce’s onetime bandmate, Michelle Williams. And the singer/co-host was looking so professionally fierce (in Jimmy Choo) that Huckabee must have been shaking in his boots.
“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,” the former governor of Arkansas said on the show.
Williams was having none of it.
“As someone who has 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, to shed that ‘I’m a good girl’ [image],” she said. “She had some freedom and she owned it, and she took it. I was definitely offended — I’m not the Carters’ spokesperson — but to hear some of those comments that you said, I thought were very, very low.”
Applause all around.
Huckabee couldn’t possibly have found fault with Williams’ image on Thursday. With her sleek leather pants (JBrand) and sharp-shouldered blazer (Alexander McQueen), she looked ready to own any boardroom or club. Her shoes, black-and-geranium Tactic sandal booties by Jimmy Choo, kicked things up a notch and provided a much-needed distraction from Huckabee’s backpedaling.
“A lot of what people are reacting to are the headlines, and the stories the reporters wrote, not what I actually said in the book,” he insisted.