In an interview with the Australian Associated Press, Carlos Santana said that Adele’s 25 was the right choice in winning the Album of the Year Grammy.
“I think that Adele won because she can sing sing,” the guitarist 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 also noted that Beyoncé relies too heavily on theatrics for her performances, which perhaps penalized her in the eyes of Grammy voters who opted for 25 over Lemonade.
“[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,” Santana said, throwing subtle shade at Beyoncé’s epic medley of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from Sunday’s show.
After catching flack from Beyonce’s fan base the Beyhive and many other who argue his statement, Santana has spoken out again and apologized.
“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. ” He said on his Facebook account.