Adele won album of the year at the 2017 Grammy Awards for "25." But she couldn't accept it.
Adele dedicated her speech to Beyoncé, acknowledging the significance of "Lemonade" as a powerful ode to black women.
But Adele's comment about her "black friends" is getting mixed reactions.
Me scanning the TL checking for the reaction to Adele claiming she "has black friends": pic.twitter.com/wjeMZc5Pbv— Jizz Johnson (@RealJizzJohnson) February 13, 2017
Adele's black friends when she said "My black friends" pic.twitter.com/3Ljp2CIwep— PRINCE CHRISHAN (@PrinceChrishan) February 13, 2017
Wait,... did Adele just say The way you make my "black friends" feel?....🤔....😶— Syleena Johnson (@Syleena_Johnson) February 13, 2017
Adele: my black friends— Offset Flair (@DaGawdDMoney) February 13, 2017
Black twitter: pic.twitter.com/5iHZCucJuL
Others appreciated Adele's willingness to recognize Beyoncé's album as a symbol of empowerment and celebration of black women.
I didn't find much wrong with Adele calling out what LEMONADE meant to her Black friends. Bey made that for US. She knows that.— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) February 13, 2017
If anything, I'm glad Adele, as a white woman, acknowledges her black friends and doesn't do that "I don't see color" bs.— Breya Monaye (@TheBlackLayers) February 13, 2017
Adele specifically called out her Black friends because we kept saying the album was "for us"....am I missing something here???— Positive Vibes Only (@_ShamGod) February 13, 2017
As for Beyoncé, Adele's speech left her in tears.