English superstar Adele scooped the coveted Best Album gong at the Grammys – but her acceptance speech was anything but conventional.
Adele teared up after winning the album of the year, giving a huge shout out to Queen Bey, who was also nominated in the top category.
Refusing the award, the south London singer said: “I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious but my life is Beyonce, and the album to me, the Lemonade album, Beyonce, was so monumental, and so well thought out.”
“And so beautiful and soul bearing and we all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that.”
She later added: “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. And I always will.”
In scenes reminiscent of the Mean Girls movie, Adele did the unthinkable and broke her Grammy for Album of the Year in half on stage at the award ceremony on Sunday night, a happy accident and she declared it truly belongs to Beyonce. She did it, to give a piece to Queen Bey.