Did Carlos Santana Just Throw Shade at Beyonce: No disrespect meant

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Carlos Santana has taken to Facebook to “clarify a comment” he made about Beyonce after Sunday’s Grammys, which stirred up the BeyHive.

“My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies (sic). … I have the utmost respect for (Beyonce) as an artist and a person. She deserves all the accolades that come her way. I wish Beyonce and her family all the best,” Santana wrote: Click to read more

So what was he sort-of-apologizing for?

In an interview ahead of his performances in Australia and New Zealand, the 69-year-old musician said, according to the New Zealand Herald, “I think that Adele won (her Grammys), because she can sing-sing.”

He went on (and here’s the part of the quote that got people fired up): “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 said.

“Modeling music?” “Not a singer-singer?” Though some on Twitter applauded Santana for voicing his opinion, it’s safe to say Beyonce fans didn’t take too kindly to his words.

Prince was a REAL guitar player and Carlos Santana makes margaritas. Don’t @ me

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.

Beyoncé out sang and outperformed Carlos Santana at the superbowl pregame years ago so he can keep his comments

Beyoncé 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

As a result, the legendary guitarist became a trending Twitter topic before he went on Facebook to explain that his “comment about Beyonce was regretfully taken out of context.”

 

Story by , USA TODAY

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