Adele Broke Her Grammy in Half So She Could Share It with Beyoncé

One award, two queens.

Adele took home the Grammy for Album of the Year (along with four other awards), but she nearly refused to accept it, since she believed Beyoncé deserved to win. "My album of the year was Lemonade, so a piece of me did die inside, as a Beyoncé fan," she said in the press room after her big win, according to the New York Times.

She gave a touching tribute to Bey in her acceptance speech:

"But I can't possibly accept this award, and I'm very humbled and very grateful and gracious but my life is Beyoncé, and the album to me, the Lemonade album, Beyoncé, 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."

To prove she meant what she said, Adele broke her Grammy award in half on stage (which the broadcast didn't show) and seemed to offer one part to Beyoncé, who was seated in front of her:

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She was super excited about it:

But unfortunately she had to deal with the consequences backstage:

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Adele didn't give a full explanation on why she broke her trophy in half, but her fans were quick to connect the dots:

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It was just like this famous Mean Girls moment brought to life:

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Erica Gonzales is the Senior Culture Editor at, where she oversees coverage on TV, movies, music, books, and more. She was previously an editor at There is a 75 percent chance she's listening to Lorde right now.