Carlos Santana: Beyonce Not A 'Singer-Singer'

Famed musician Carlos Santana has angered Beyonce fans after expressing his belief that Adele deserved to win her Grammy Award over Beyonce, insinuating that Adele is a real singer and Beyonce is not. 

After the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, Santana, a 13-time Grammy award-winner himself, told the Australian Associated Press that "Adele won because she can sing-sing."

"She doesn't bring all the dancers and props," he continued, "she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that's it, and this is why she wins."

In contrast, he claimed Beyonce is more of a model, or -- what some interpret he meant -- performer.

"With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce 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," he added.

On Feb. 14, Santana took to Facebook to clarify his original comments. 

"I would like to clarify a comment that was reported when I was doing an interview for some upcoming shows in Australia & New Zealand," he wrote. "My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies. My comment about Beyonce 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 Beyonce and her family all the best."

The original comment upset many on social media.

"Beyonce out sang and outperformed Carlos Santana at the superbowl pregame years ago so he can keep his comments," tweeted one person.

"Beyonce sang on point while falling backward in a chair and didn't miss a beat or lose breath with twins on her diaphragm Carlos Santana," added another.

However, many defended Santana and continue to, even after his clarification.

"You don't have to apologize for anything," wrote one Facebook user. "Adele is a singer with talent that Beyonce wished she had. Beyonce is a performer, a decent singer, but she doesn't write her songs, doesn't play an instrument, she just dances around and belts out words someone else wrote. She needs all the stage bs to take away attention from the fact that her songs are the same exact words over and over and over again."

Sources: Carlos Santana/Facebook, Twitter (2), New Zealand Herald / Photo credit: Carlos Santana/Facebook

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