What would you say to Beyoncé if you got the opportunity to meet her? Chances are, you would say something really stupid. You might think that you’d be cool, calm, and collected once you stepped in front of Bey. But c’mon, guys, IT’S BEYONCE! There’s no way you’d be able to hold a normal conversation.
Holly Holm found that out the hard way on Saturday night. Even though Holm is now a household name thanks to her stunning knockout win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, even she couldn’t handle the pressure when she got the chance to meet Beyoncé. Holm attended the Miguel Cotto/Canelo Alvarez fight in Las Vegas and hung out with Jay Z and Beyoncé backstage for a few minutes. And when she did, she had the most awkward encounter with Beyoncé ever.
“I meet Jay Z and he says, ‘This is my wife,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, hi, what’s your name?’” Holm said. “Because that’s what I do when I meet someone’s wife. And as I’m shaking her hand, I’m thinking, ‘Why did I just say that? Why did I just say that to Beyoncé?’ And then Jay Z’s asking me about the fight and I can’t even focus on what he’s saying because I just put my foot in my mouth. I literally have to interrupt him. I’m like, ‘I’m really sorry,’ and I go back to Beyoncé and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe I just did that.’ She goes, ‘Oh no, it’s fine.’ I’m like, ‘No, I really, really…it’s such an honor to meet you.’”
Wow. Like we said: Awkkkkkkkward. Watch Holm speak about meeting Beyoncé in the clip above.
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