After just a few hours ensnared by the hellish wrath of the Beyhive for declaring Beyoncé “not a singer,” Carlos Santana posted an apology on Facebook.
On Monday, Santana was asked about what he thought of Adele’s “25” winning the Grammy for Album of the Year over Beyonce’s “Lemonade.” “I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing,” Santana told the Australian Associated Press. “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.”
“[Adele] doesn’t bring all the dancers and props,” he added. “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’s opinion enraged Beyonce fans, who made Santana a trending topic on Twitter. Santana took to Facebook to “clarify” his statement, saying that he only meant to praise Adele and that his comments about Beyonce were taken out of context.
“I have the utmost respect for [Beyonce] as an artist and a person,” he wrote. “She deserves all the accolades that come her way. I wish Beyoncé and her family all the best.”
Read his full statement below: