Beyoncé was up for nine awards at the 2017 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, but the star lost out on the Album of the Year prize to fellow diva Adele, who praised Beyoncé in her acceptance speech and even broke her award in half to share.
After the Beyoncé's album Lemonade failed to take home the night's top prize, her fans were understandably upset, and became even more so after Carlos Santana appeared to insult the star after her Grammy loss. The celebrated guitarist angered Beyoncé's loyal Beyhive after he told the Australian Associated Press that the star lost out on multiple categories at the annual award show because she's "not a singer."
"I think that Adele won because she can sing sing," Santana said. "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."
He further elaborated by saying, "[Adele] doesn't bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that's it, and this is why she wins."
Naturally, Beyoncé's fans were furious, with many slamming for Santana for his comments on social media.
The guitarist attempted to apologize on his Facebook page Tuesday, explaining that his words were taken out of context.
"My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammys," he wrote. "My comment about Beyoncé 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. I wish Beyoncé and her family all the best."
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