Carlos Santana is in hot water after he made some nasty comments about the Queen B herself, Beyoncé.
The 35-year-old’s fans pretty much freaked out when the Latin Rock musician stated that the pregnant superstar is “not a singer.” The controversial remarks were made in response to Adele’s Album of the Year win at the 2017 Grammys over the Lemonade hitmaker.
In an interview with the New Zealand Herald, the 69-year-old 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.”
The Santana frontman was quick to compare Bey’s show-stopping performance to Adele’s more toned-down sets.
“Adele can sing, sing. 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.
We doubt the British beauty would agree. She even paid homage to her fellow nominee in her acceptance speech. “I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyoncé and 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,” the 28-year old said. “You are our light, and the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering.”
It wasn’t long until Twitter got ahold of the interview and quickly clapped back!
When I saw Carlos Santana trending, I was scared he died. But it was just him insulting Beyonce and now I’m scared he’ll be assassinated.
— Alex Iosiovich (@Alex_Iosiovich) February 14, 2017
Carlos Santana calling Beyonce a “model” was super disrespectful. This woman puts blood, sweat, & tears into her work
— Lovely2BMe (@Lovely2BMe81) February 14, 2017
Carlos did, however, attempt to clarify his comments in a Facebook post written on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
“My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the [Grammys]. My comment about Beyoncé was regretfully taken out of context,” he said. “I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person. She deserves all the accolades that come her way.”
Might be a little too late, Carlos!