Sufjan Stevens and St Vincent accuse Grammys of racism over Beyonce snub

'Just a reminder - don't be racist'

Sufjan Stevens and St Vincent have spoken out in support of Beyonce, accusing the Grammys of racism for not allowing her to win Best Album.

This weekend saw Beyonce win Best Music Video for ‘Formation’ and Best Urban Contemporary Album for ‘Lemonade’, but lost out on Album Of The Year to Adele’s 25.

Writing on his website in a post tagged under ‘just a reminder – don’t be racist’, Stevens argues that this do not does not do her justice and is a result of white men being ‘threatened’ by her true talent.


He wrote:

Q: WTF is “Urban Contemporary”?
A: It’s where the white man puts the incomparable pregnant black woman because he is so threatened by her talent, power, persuasion and potential.

St Vincent’s Annie Clarke then took to Twitter to agree with the singer-songwriter:

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Meanwhile, Adele also agreed that Beyonce should have won her awards.

Accepting the Record of the Year award, Adele said: “My dream and my idol is Queen Bey, and I adore you and you move my soul every single day and you have done for nearly 17 years, and I adore you and want you to be my mummy”.

Taking to the stage again to pick up Album of the Year, Adele continued: “I can’t possibly accept this award… The ‘Lemonade’ album was just so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental and well thought-out and beautiful and soul-bearing… we appreciate that. All of us artists here adore you. You are our light.”


Read more: Grammys 2017 – the full winners’ list The internet then reacted to Adele’s fawning speech – with one fan even commenting ‘I sometimes look at food the way Adele looks at Beyonce‘.

Beyonce also recently announced that she was pregnant with twins – and in doing so, broke the record for most-liked photo on Instagram.