Williams was talking about Beyoncé’s upcoming HBO documentary about her life when Williams made her comments.
“I am a Beyoncé fan,” Williams said. “I’m gonna watch her upcoming documentary because fortunately one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed captioning so I’ll be able to understand what she says. You know Beyoncé can’t talk. She sounds like she has a fifth grade education.”
The audience did not react positively to this remark and began to boo.
“Excuse me, I just said I was a fan,” Williams responded. “But we have to call a spade a spade.”
This is not the first time Beyoncé’s communication skills have been challenged.
In April, Beyoncé wrote an open letter to first lady Michelle Obama, and critics who got hold of it questioned her grasp on grammar, including the Rickey Smiley Morning Show.
“Beyoncé gonna be working the damn streets in a minute if she doesn’t get her English right,” said co-host Gary Wit Da Tea.
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