Carlos Santana is backtracking on his headline-making comments in which he said Beyoncé lost to Adele at the GRAMMYs because she's "not a singer."
The 69-year-old musician took to Facebook on Tuesday to issue an apology to the singers, saying his comments were "regretfully taken out of context."
"I would like to clarify a comment that was reported when I was doing an interview for some upcoming shows in Australia & New Zealand. My intent was to congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammies," Santana wrote. "My comment about Beyoncé 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 Beyoncé and her family all the best," he concluded.
Santana quickly angered the Beyhive with his commentary after Sunday's GRAMMYs, in which he said that Adele's 25 won Album of the Year over Beyoncé's Lemonade because "she can sing, sing."
"With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé 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 told the Australian Associated Press.
"Adele can sing, sing. She doesn't bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that's it, and this is why she wins," said Santana, who has won 10 GRAMMY Awards.
Though Santana apologized for his comments, this isn't the first time the guitarist has dissed Beyoncé.
Last year, Santana slammed the singer's Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Bruno Mars in an open letter to the NFL and CBS, calling for "real live music."
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