Some Are Calling Beyonce's Grammy Defeat Racist

Even Adele thought Beyonce deserved the award for Album of the Year. Do you agree that Beyonce lost because her album was "just too black"?

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Created By Elsa Amelia
On Feb 14, 2017
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When Adele accepted the Grammy for Album of the Year, she did so strangely halfheartedly, and in her acceptance speech, she stated that she believed that Beyonce should have won with her album Lemonade, saying:

I can’t possibly accept this award. I'm very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but... The artist of my life is Beyoncé, and this album to me, the 'Lemonade' album, was just so monumental.
Adele, CNN, February 13, 2017

Adele even went on to discuss how important Beyonce and her album, Lemonade, are from a racial standpoint.

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.
Adele, Vox, February 13, 2017

If you would like to watch Adele's acceptance speech, you can do so here:

Others are now questioning whether Beyonce's loss for Album of the Year is due primarily to racism. One notable author who believes so, Kevin Powell, spoke on the subject, saying:

Kevin Powell
Beyonce's 'Lemonade' made a lot of people uncomfortable, because it is so political, so spiritual, so unapologetically black, and so brutally honest about love, self-love, trust, betrayal.
Kevin Powell, CNN, February 13, 2017

So, now, what we would like to know is...

Do you think Adele's win was because of racism?

But if you'd like to learn more about Lemonade, you can watch our Short of its five most iconic costumes here: