‘I re­spect Beyonce as a per­son and an artist’

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Amer­i­can mu­si­cian Car­los San­tana

(left) landed in a soup af­ter crit­i­cis­ing singer Beyonce

Knowles (right). He says his com­ment was taken out of con­text, and clar­i­fied him­self on so­cial me­dia.

Fol­low­ing the Grammy Awards. which saw Adele win­ning the most cov­eted Al­bum of the Year, the gui­tarist had praised her, and then had a slight at Beyonce.

“I think Adele won be­cause she can sing, sing,” he said.

“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.” As he re­ceived a lot of back­lash, San­tana apol­o­gised on Face­book,“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 to con­grat­u­late Adele on her amaz­ing night at the Gram­mies. My com­ment about Beyonce was re­gret­fully taken out of con­text.” San­tana added that he has the ut­most re­spect for Beyonce as an artist and a per­son.

“She de­serves all the ac­co­lades that come her way. I wish Beyonce all the best.”



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