Adele accidentally broke one of her five Grammy trophies in two on Sunday night. Adele was also head to head with Beyonce for the award, which is why she dedicated part of her speech to Beyonce’s empowering role in her life, as well as the lives of her African American friends.
Adele won five Grammy awards on Sunday, of which one of her trophies accidentally snapped in half. As she was in competition with Beyonce for the award, she dedicated a heartwarming speech to her and her empowering “Lemonade” album.
When Adele accepted her trophy for her hit single “Hello,” she started off her speech by saying: “Five years ago, when I was last here, I was pregnant and I didn’t know and I was awarded that — I found out shortly after which was the biggest blessing of my life.”
“And in my pregnancy and through becoming a mother, I lost a lot of myself and I struggled, and I do still struggle being a mum, it’s very hard. Tonight winning this feels full circle and like a bit of me has come back to myself, but I can’t possibly accept this award.
Tribute For Beyonce
Referring to her competitor Beyonce, Adele continued to say: “And I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé and this album to me, the “Lemonade” album, was just so monumental, Beyoncé.”
“It was so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-baring, and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists here adore you. You are our light!”
Adele then added Beyonce’s inspiration to her black friends, saying: “And the way you make me feel, and the way you make my black friends feel is empowering and you make them stand up for themselves.”
She ended the speech saying: “I love you. I always have and I always will.”