Adele won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, something many would consider to be an upset due to the *insane* strength of Beyoncé's Lemonade—an album that had a huge social impact, as well as an artistic one.
But a tearful Adele explained that she couldn't accept the award, telling Beyoncé that she deserved to win. She also said: "The way you make my black friends feel is empowering."
Understandably, Beyoncé was moved to tears:
Congratulations, Adele—for the win, and also for the perfect response to it.
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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