When Adele won the Album of the Year Grammy, she said in so many words that the voters made the wrong decision and that the trophy should’ve gone to her lord and savior Beyonce. Ten-time Grammy (and three-time Latin Grammy) winner Carlos Santana disagrees with Adele and added some words that put his face on a Most Wanted poster in the Hive.
Santana was speaking to the Australian Associated Press (via NZ Herald) about the shows he’s doing over there when the topic of Adele’s 25 winning over Beyonce’s Lemonade came up. Santana, who performed with Beyonce at the 2003 Super Bowl, thinks that the right artiste won Album of the Year. He thinks that Adele’s vocal cords produce ear-caressing nightingale notes of beauty while Beyonce is not a singer and is more of a pretty face who uses bells and whistles to entertain. A whirlpool of confusion must be building inside of Adele today. Does she thank Santana, or does she jump him? Or a little of both?
“I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing. She 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.
With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modelling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.”
I really wish that “modeling kind of music” was a real genre, because that would be my favorite type of music.
Beyonce can sing and is a singer. So what I think Santana meant is that in his opinion Adele’s songs are all about her voice and Beyonce is an entertainer and visual artist. I think. But whatever he meant, he still awoke the Hive and before he ended up like Macaulay Culkin in My Girl, he backpedalled so hard that his calves are going to be sore for weeks.
On Facebook yesterday, Santana wanted to clear up his opinion and used the “taken out of context” excuse:
I would like to clarify a comment that was reported when I was doing an interview for some upcoming shows in Australia & New Zealand. My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies. 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. I wish Beyonce and her family all the best.
Santana’s clarification didn’t work with the crazed Beyhive and they’re still buzzing away in his Twitter mentions. So I’m sure that if he’s ever asked about Album of the Year again, he’ll look around all nervous-like before saying, “Errr, let’s talk about the fact that I have a line of ladies shoes. Weird, right?”