Last night, Adele sweeped the top tier of Grammy awards (Album, Record and Song of the Year) in what was considered a major upset against Beyoncé’s Lemonade and its lead single “Formation.”
She was noticeably very shaken and upset as she went to accept for Album of the Year, but not for reasons many may have predicted, as we all learned she got deeper into her acceptance speech.
“I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyoncé,” she said. “This album for me, the Lemonade album was just, so monumental. And so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see and we appreciate that. And all us artists here adore you. You are our light, and the way you make me and my friends feel and 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.”
Beyoncé was noticeably moved, holding back her tears and mouthing “thank you” to Adele as she spoke.
I lost it here. pic.twitter.com/SU3i6En0hp
— ✨Aretha (@arethafb) February 13, 2017
But one thing we didn’t see, because the Grammy’s cut it, was Adele literally breaking her Grammy in half, presumably to share it with Beyoncé.
So it’s safe to assume that Adele is a huge Mean Girls fan, but then again who isn’t?
Backstage, the now 15 (14.5?) time Grammy winner explained that her love for Beyoncé didn’t start with Lemonade, rather, it goes all the way back to her time as a teenage when she first heard “No No No.”
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) February 13, 2017