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“…I can’t possibly accept this award. And I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyonce and this album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, was just so monumental, Beyonce. It was so monumental. And so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that, and all us artists here who adore you. And you are our lives, 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.“ - Adele when winning Album of the Year

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Adele to Beyoncé: “The way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my Black friends feel, is empowering”

WOW. Now *that* was a speech. Did Adele just turn down that Grammy award, or did she just dedicate it to Beyoncé? Either way, it was totally incredible. And Adele is right: Beyoncé easily deserved to win, especially after so many years of Grammy snubs.

Gifs: The Grammys on CBS

Rihanna really put out a revolutionary album and got 0 recognition from the Academy. ANTi was dropped over a year ago, was a number one album, had a number one hit song, and had other top 10 songs as well. It went on to break records on records, and still OVER A YEAR LATER REMAINS IN THE TOP 20 OF THE BILLBOARD TOP 200. It showed growth in Rihanna’s behalf, and on the behalf of pop music in general. With a song like Work, that INFLUENCED the dance hall pop era of 2016, and then Needed Me, which is the longest charting song in the top 10, to Love On The Brain impacting pop radio as a soulful slow song. Like really, it deserved some FUCKING RECOGNITION. Robyn Rihanna Fenty was ROBBED multiple times. F U C K the Grammys