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Adele's Ode To 'Bey'

Adele celebrating at this year's Grammy Awards
Adele celebrating at this year's Grammy Awards

I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled, and I’m very grateful and gracious, but the artist of my life is Beyoncé.  And this album to me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental, Beyoncé, so monumental, and so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see. And we appreciate that, and all us artists here fucking adore you.

You are our light, and the way that you make me and my friends feel—the way that 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.

My idol is Queen B, and I adore you, And you move my soul every single day, and you have done for nearly 17 years. I adore you, and I want you to be my mummy, all right?

-- Adele turns up the temperature on the Grammy decision to award her, not Beyoncé, with the album of the year trophy.