BEYONCÉ lost out to Adele for the Album of the Year accolade at this year’s Grammys awards.
And while many fans were left divided over the decision – including Adele – there was one who made his feelings well known.
Revered musician Carlos Santana opened up about the decision in a post-Grammys interview.
However, after facing backlash for his comments – where he claimed that Beyoncé is “not a singer” – the guitarist has apologised for his quote.
Taking to Facebook, he told his 6.5 million followers: “I would like to clarify a comment that was reported when I was doing an interview for some upcoming shows in Australia and New Zealand.
“My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammys. My comment about Beyoncé 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 Beyoncé and her family all the best.”
In an interview with the Australian Associated Press in preparation for Santana’s tour, the Smooth hitmaker insisted that Adele’s offering, 25, was worthy of the prestigious award.
Carlos said: “I think that Adele won because she can sing sing.
“With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modelling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer singer, with all respect to her.”
The 10-time Grammy award winner added: “[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.”
When Adele was awarded with the Album of the Year title, the Water Under The Bridge singer clearly got a little overwhelmed at beating Beyoncé to the title.
Declaring her love for the Formation singer live on stage, Adele said: “My dream and my idol is Queen Bey and I adore you.
“You move my soul every single day and you have done for nearly 17 years. I adore you, and I want you to be my mummy.
“The way 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.”
The mum of one then broke her award in half to give a piece to Beyoncé – Mean Girls style.
Fans went wild for the touching sentiment from Adele, with one writing on Twitter: “Adele broke her Grammy for Beyoncé, someone is a Meal Girls fan.”
Another added: Adele broke her Grammy and gave the other half to Beyoncé! Legit straight out of Mean Girls!”