In an interview with AAP, Carlos Santana said he thinks Adele beat Beyonce for Album of the Year at the 2017 GRAMMYs because “she can sing, sing,” The New Zealand Herald reports.
“She 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,” he said.
It gets worse.
“With all respect to our sister Beyonce,” he continued, “Beyonce 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.”
Ummmm…?! First off, I’M SORRY, but I don’t think Beyonce would have won 22 GRAMMYs in her entire career if she wasn’t a “singer, singer,” which, also, what does that even MEAN?
Furthermore, while I do understand what he tried to say about Adele’s minimalistic performance style being enough to pack just as much of a punch as Beyonce’s more out-there performances, that in no way defines either of their singing.
They are both wildly talented, but also wildly different. Neither is less talented than the other, and a debate to prove otherwise would prove futile. Trust me, I’ve tried.
If Santana was trying to equate the two, I can sort of understand what he was trying to say, but calling Beyonce’s music “music to model a dress,” is downright insulting, considering the political and social conversation she started with her Lemonade album. The Internet, obviously, is not happy.
But also, there's this.
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