The star won five Grammys on Sunday night, taking home awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Hello,” and Album of the Year for “25.” The singer used her acceptance speech for the final award of the night to say that Beyoncé, who was nominated in the same category for her album “Lemonade,” should have won instead.
“The reason I felt the need to say something was my album of the year is ‘Lemonade.’ She is my icon of my whole life,” Adele told the press after the show. She later added, “What the fuck does [Beyoncé] have to do to win Album of the Year?”
Beyoncé was nominated for nine awards but won only two ― Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Lemonade” and Best Music Video for “Formation.”
Folks on Twitter immediately thought Adele intentionally broke the award to share it with Beyoncé, a move users likened to Cady Heron breaking a plastic tiara into pieces when she was crowned Spring Fling queen in “Mean Girls.”
Others said the singer broke her Grammy by accident. Requests made to Adele’s reps for confirmation were not immediately returned.
Either way, Adele didn’t seem to care too much.