The Grammys always seem to have some form of controversy, and this year’s hot topic came when Adele won “Best Album of the Year” over Beyonce.
Despite the fact that Adele’s album, “25,” was the number-one selling record of the year, and Beyonce’s was number four, people all over social media were appalled that Beyonce didn’t take the win.
Most saw her loss as a racial issue:
It's not sexism…it's racism.
White women do albums about break ups with crossover appeal and win #GRAMMYs
Beyonce loses for Lemonade.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) February 13, 2017
If Beyonce did an album exactly like 25 she wouldn't have even been nominated for AOTY. She had to go above & beyond & still for snubbed
— Lovely2BMe (@Lovely2BMe81) February 13, 2017
Among those who felt Beyonce should have won the award was Adele herself.
When she went up to accept the Grammy, Adele insisted that Beyonce should have won, going so far as to break her Grammy in half so she could give it to Queen Bey:
— giada (@itsjade_xx) February 13, 2017
While some are still up in arms over Beyonce’s loss, there is at least one person who isn’t afraid to say that Adele deserved to win.
The 58-year-old rapper-turned-“Law & Order” actor spoke with reporters at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday and laid things out plain and simple:
“Adele is hard to beat because she is the business and she is good and she makes hit records…The fact that Adele was gracious to speak on Beyoncé’ made it fly. And besides, Beyoncé will be back next year. She’s still young.”
While some felt the race card was played at the Grammys, it’s important to note that Beyonce has won 22 Grammys in her life, making her the second-most awarded female artist in the history of music:
Worth noting that Beyoncé has won 22 Grammys, making her the 2nd most awarded female artist of all-time.
— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) February 14, 2017
And turns out, Ice-T wasn’t the only legend to weigh in on the Adele/Beyonce controversy.
During an interview with the Australian Associated Press, Carlos Santana stated:
“Adele won because she can sing, sing.”
Santana bluntly added:
“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.” Adele, on the other hand, “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.”
No matter what anyone said, this is likely one debate no one’s going to agree on.