Sorry… what?

In a parallel universe, maybe.

As we all know, Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” lost the Album of the Year Grammy Award to Adele’s “25” this past weekend and a lot of people feel Bey deserved it… even Adele.

The 28-year-old “Hello” singer used her acceptance speech to proclaim her admiration for Beyoncé’s album, stating, “My album of the year is Lemonade” before breaking the Grammy in half and giving part to Bey à la Cady Heron.

However, Carlos Santana isn’t so sure. The Mexican rock legend has stated that Adele won because “she can sing, sing” whereas Beyoncé is “not a singer, singer.”

Speaking to the Australian Associated Press, he 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 modeling kind of music ― music to model a dress ― she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.

He then followed it up by saying that Adele’s win was deserving because she “doesn’t bring all the dancers and props,” as though the beautiful production in Beyoncé’s show-stopping performance at the ceremony distracted from her vocal performance.

Sigh. The Hive can take care of this one.

Both ladies are brilliant, and appreciate each other’s talents. Let’s not pit successful women against one another – it undermines them, is pretty grossly misogynistic and is against what both stand for.

Santana since backtracked, posting an apology to the Hive:

I would like to clarify a comment that was reported when I was doing an interview for some upcoming shows in Australia & New Zealand. My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies. 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.

Many artists – including B’s sister Solange (above) – are speaking out against the Recording Academy, rightly so, and we should focus on them instead of turning this into an Adele vs. Beyoncé match. Because there’s a bigger problem here.

Revisit Beyonce’s epic performance below, where she “sing, sings.”

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