In a comment that’s sure to bring a massive attack from the BeyHive, Carlos Santana has offered his opinion about why Adele won Album of the Year at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. According to him, Beyoncé isn’t a “real” singer.
Santana was speaking with the Australian Associated Press, and he said:
I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing.
To make matters worse, he also tried to qualify the difference between Adele’s talent and Beyoncé’s.
With all respect to our sister Beyoncé… Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modeling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.
Santana performed with Beyonce at the pre-game festivities before the Super Bowl in 2003.
For her part, Adele thought the Album of the Year award should’ve gone to Beyoncé for Lemonade. She even spent a good part of her acceptance speech talking about how much Beyoncé had influenced her own music and career.
During her acceptance speech for Album of the Year, Adele all but acknowledged that she was undeserving of the honor, reports Vogue Magazine.
I can’t possibly accept this award. The artist of my life is Beyoncé, and this album for me, the Lemonade album, was so monumental. Beyoncé, so monumental. It was so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-baring. And we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see.
— stanhub ⚡️ (@stanhub) February 13, 2017
A tearful Beyoncé shook her head in the crowd.
At the end of the 59th Grammy on Sunday, Adele walked off with a clean sweep of the big three Grammy categories, including Album of the Year. Meanwhile, Beyoncé took home two wins for Urban Contemporary Album and Music Video of the Year, in somewhat of a compensation, leaving Lemonade fans collectively asking, “What else could she have done?”