Adele received top honors during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards and picked up the big win for Album of the Year. But while accepting the award, the singer practically handed the coveted honor to “the artist of my life”: Beyonce.
Adele delivered an emotional speech and expressed her love for the singer and her latest album, Lemonade. Her words, however, left fans wondering: Did Adele just give away her Grammy?
“I adore you and I want you to be my mommy,” she said before praising Lemonade, which was up for Album of the Year.
“It was so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see and we appreciate that,” she said. “You are our light.”
She continued, “The way that you make me and my friends feel — and the way that you make my black friends feel — is empowering. You make them stand up for themselves and I love you, and I always have and I always will.”
And while the room was moved with emotion and Beyonce even moved to tears, folks on social media instantly raised eyebrows over the British singer’s “Black friends” remark.
Despite the controversial comment, Adele is currently at home right now counting her many awards from the night, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Hello.”