While Adele was clearly overjoyed to win album of the year for 25 at the Grammys — and four other trophies — there was one issue: “My album of the year is Lemonade.”
The “Hello” singer, who is a longtime card-carrying member of the Beyhive, made it clear in her acceptance speech for Album of the Year that she thought Beyoncé’s blockbuster visual album should have won the night’s ultimate prize.
“I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my life is Beyoncé,” a tearful Adele said as Beyoncé looked on from the audience. “And the album to me, the Lemonade album, Beyoncé, was so monumental and so well thought out. And so beautiful and soul-baring and we all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists adore you. You are our light. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have.”
She then broke the award in half, to give a piece to Queen Bey – which made Twitter explode.
A fan wrote: “Adele broke her Grammy for Beyoncé someone is a “Mean Girls” fan.” Another added: “Adele Broke her Grammy and gave the other half to Beyonce! Legit straight out of Mean Girls!”