Adele won Album of the Year at the Grammys this year, most notably over Beyonce‘s “Lemonade.” Most fans of popular music would tell you that Lemonade would easily be their pick for the high honor. When the album dropped last year, it made headlines for all of Beyonce’s signature touches, but also for how well it spoke specifically to black women, in a way many Bey fans have been waiting for her to speak for years.
Despite being the winner of the award, Adele agreed, and she used her acceptance speech as a moment to communicate that to Beyonce and the rest of the world. When Adele mentioned how empowered her “black friends” felt by Lemonade, news outlets reported that people were outraged. But were they? Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from the Early Morning Evening News on the “Ed Lover Show.”