Beyonce not winning Album of the Year at the Grammys on Sunday was arguably the most unforgettable moment of the night (second only to her performance, maybe), but it looks like not everyone agrees.
"I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing," Santana told the Australian Associated Press. "With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce 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."
Where do I even start with this? You don't have to agree that Beyonce should have won, but to belittle her by implying that she's just a pretty face and not a complex artist is not only embarrassingly offensive (and sexist!), it's just plain inaccurate. You need more than just good looks to achieve the kind of longevity Beyonce has in the music industry, and that's not even getting into the fact that her recent albums have been some of the most culturally significant records to date.
And saying that Beyonce didn't win because she isn't a "singer, singer"? Come on, now. She's at least — at least — as much of a "singer, singer" as Mumford and Sons and Beck, who have both taken home trophies for Album of the Year. Just throwing that out there.
Anyway, literally no one is surprised that the Beyhive wasted no time in defending their queen on social media.
Santana later clarified his remarks on Facebook, stating that his intention was not to diss Beyonce, but to congratulate Adele.
"My comment about Beyonce was regretfully taken out of context. I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person. She deserves all the accolades that come her way," he wrote.
You can check out his full response below.
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