By Korin Millar
Here’s what really happened.
Adele floored fans Sunday night at the Grammy Awards when she spent a good portion of her acceptance speech for Album of the Year thanking Beyoncé.
“I can’t possibly accept this award,” the singer said. “I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé.” She continued, “The Lemonade album was just so monumental, Beyoncé, 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, we f-king adore you.”
And she didn’t stop there: “The way that 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.”
At some point while she was onstage, Adele’s Grammy broke and she was photographed cracking up while holding both pieces. People freaked out online and assumed Adele broke her Grammy on purpose to share with Beyoncé:
— SHOOK (@adkinsupdates) February 13, 2017
— Djiil (@Djiilmusic) February 13, 2017
adele broke her grammy in half to share with beyoncé and half the people I know can’t even give someone a genuine compliment. #GRAMMYs
— Alex Phillips (@ItsAlexOkay_) February 13, 2017
But hold up, guys: A backstage video from the Grammys shows Adele apologising to people backstage and handing over her broken Grammy in exchange for a new, intact one.
Of course, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love Beyoncé’s work—she just didn’t break her Grammy on purpose in a Mean Girls-style move. In the Grammys press room after her win, Adele talked about Beyoncé even more. “Like I said in my speech, my album of the year is Lemonade. So a piece of me did die inside, as a Beyoncé stan—not going to lie,” she said, according to People. “I was completely rooting for her, I voted for her. I felt like it was her time to win. What the f— does she have to do to win album of the year?”
Anyone else rooting for an Adele/Beyoncé collaboration in 2017?
Watch Adele’s full acceptance speech below (have your tissues ready!)
This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com