Carlos Santana has attempted to “clarify” a comment he made about Beyonce after the Grammy Awards after it prompted a backlash from her fans.
The legendary guitarist was quoted in the Australian Associated Press where he said that Adele won the Grammy for Album of the Year over Beyonce because “she [Adele] can sing, sing”.
“With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modelling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her,” he said.
Beyonce fans were obviously outraged and Santana began trending on Twitter, where even a few of his own fans jumped in to defend Beyonce.
Since the backlash, Santana has posted a “clarification” on his official Facebook page.
“I would like to clarify a comment that was reported when I was doing an interview for some upcoming shows in Australia and New Zealand.
“My intent was the congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammys. 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.”