Adele and Beyonce.
When people think about the 2017 Grammy’s those are the two who will be remembered and… they just happen to be women.
I was in tears on my couch last night watching Adele’s acceptance speech(es.) First, for “Record of the Year” and second, “Album of the Year.” In both cases she gushed over her love for Beyonce, her talent and how she’s used her music to empower others over the past year.
During Adele’s acceptance speech for best album she said “my life is Beyonce, and the album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, Beyonce, was so monumental, and so well thought out. And so beautiful and soul bearing 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. And I always will.”
Beyonce was seen mouthing “Thank you. I love you.” to Adele afterwards.
While she received the grammy for Best Urban Contemporary album she said: “It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves.”
The respect and open support these two women showed for each others was so lovely. Total BAMFs!
Also, I love them and want to be their best friend.
Watch Adele’s speech and the raw video of Beyonce’s entire reaction during the speech below.
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