“I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing,” he said during an interview ahead of his upcoming trip to Australia.
“With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modelling kind of music — music to model a dress — she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.”
He further said that Adele “doesn’t bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there”.
Now, Santana taken to his Facebook to clarify his comments.
“My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies,” he says.
“My comment about Beyoncé 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 Beyoncé and her family all the best.”
It’s unlikely Santana will be quick to critique Beyoncé in the future, as the Beyhive unleashed on him pretty quickly after he took aim at their Queen…
Saw Carlos Santana trending and thought he died…realized he said Beyoncé cant sang. So uh, yeah…he dead. pic.twitter.com/sLZkdkzRdB
— KRM, MSW (@KeyonRMitchell) February 14, 2017
Santana: Beyoncé is not a singer
Also Santana: releases this album pic.twitter.com/emvQ6IYXCm
— lana del rae jepsen (@adam_lewis) February 15, 2017
Read Santana’s statement in full, below.