Carlos Santana issued an expression of remorse Tuesday after the guitarist said that Beyoncé is "not a vocalist" explaining in an interview Adele won the Album of the Year Grammy.
"My intent was to felicitate Adele on her incredible night at the Grammys," Santana wrote on Facebook Tuesday, not long after his distributed comments about the Grammys created kickback.
"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." - said Santana
In an interview with the Australian Associated Press before Santana's visit in Australia and New Zealand, Santana said that Adele's 25 was deserving of 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."
Santana likewise recommended that Beyoncé depends too vigorously on showy behavior for her exhibitions, which maybe punished her according to Grammy voters who decided on 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 ceremony.
The Recording Academy's Neil Portnow likewise safeguarded the Grammy's Album of the Year pick of 25, even as Adele utilized her acknowledgment discourse to announce Lemonade ought to have won.
"I don't think there's a race problem at all. Remember, this is a peer-voted award, it's not a corporate entity – it's the 14,000 members of the Academy," Portnow said. "It's always hard to create objectivity out of something that's inherently subjective, which is what art and music is about. We do the best we can."
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