By now, everyone from your pug to the stranger you shared a subway pole with this morning has weighed in on Grammys upset from Sunday, when Adele beat Beyoncé in nearly every category including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Carlos Santana, the same Carlos Santana who brought the world one of the most overplayed tunes of the late ‘90s with Rob Thomas (I’m sorry that the drum and guitar opening is already playing in your head), also weighed in this week when he said that Adele only won “because she can sing-sing.” He told the New Zealand Herald, “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.”
Naturally, the Beyhive went after Santana, who should probably make plans to go to a future Beyoncé concert (Coachella might be a good start) or simply watch several YouTube videos of the Queen singing the national anthem or other things live. Unfortunately for the Beyhive, Santana does not have an official Instagram account, so they actually swarmed the wrong “Carlos Santana” with bee emojis. Brazilian YouTube star Carlos Santana, who has 1.7 million followers and sometimes poses shirtless selfies, should probably turn off the comments feature on his account for a few days.
Still, because of the work of the Beyhive and because no one should ever dare to question Beyoncé’s talent, the real Carlos Santana has since issued an apology on Facebook, saying that his comments were “regretfully taken out of context.”
Source: Cosmopolitan/Peggy Truong
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