All abuzz. Adele might have been full of heartfelt praise when she beat Beyoncé for Song and Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12, but the Beyhive wasn’t exactly handing out sweet applause.
“Even Adele admitted that Beyoncé should have won album of the year,” one fan tweeted.
“So I waited and watched this long to see Beyoncé…not win?” wrote another. “I mean I like Adele and she deserves it but…really ..really.”
Meanwhile, another viewer had a good idea: “A collab between #Adele and #Beyoncé would be life.”
Adele won all five of the awards she was nominated for, while Beyoncé ended up winning just two of her nine nominations.
The “Hello” singer, who is a longtime card-carrying member of the Beyhive, made it clear in her acceptance speech for Album of the Year that she thought Beyoncé’s blockbuster visual album should have won the night’s ultimate prize.
“I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my life is Beyoncé,” a tearful Adele said as Beyoncé looked on from the audience. “And the album to me, the Lemonade album, Beyoncé, was so monumental and so well thought out. And so beautiful and soul-baring, and we all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists adore you. You are our light. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have.”
In a backstage interview after the awards show, Adele continued to express her opinion about Beyoncé being robbed.
“I felt like it was her time to win,” she said, according to Billboard. “What the f–k does she have to do to win Album of the Year? That’s how I feel.”
Talking about the impact the former Destiny’s Child singer has had on her life, she continued, “There’s friendships I have that are completely tied to us being complete Beyoncé stans. I don’t take any f–king s–t when it comes to anyone not liking Beyoncé. You can’t be in my life. You simply can’t.”
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