Update (1:00pm): It appears social media turned a genuine accident into a rumor that many wanted to believe. While many thought photos of Adele holding a broken GRAMMY Award meant the singer had pulled a real-life Mean Girls moment to share Album of the Year with Beyoncé, it appears it was just an accidentally cracked statue to which many added their own context.
Vanity Fair notes a backstage video that sees Adele trading in her broken gramophone for a new one and by the time she hit the press room backstage had all five GRAMMYs in perfect condition. It's possible photographers caught Adele jokingly offering the other half to Bey, but that is still unclear.
Still, Adele fully stands by her support of the Lemonade album took home the prize for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Read below for all the praise she gave the visual album.
After winning Album of the Year, a visibly grateful and overwhelmed Adele told the audience, "I can't possibly accept this award, and I'm very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my life is Beyoncé, and the album to me—the Lemonade album, Beyoncé—was so monumental, and so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing."
Cameras then caught the singer apparently breaking her golden gramophone in half, seemingly making a statement to the Recording Academy.
Backstage, Adele spoke to reporters explaining why she felt moved to call out Bey. "I spoke to her before just to let her know how honored and privileged I felt to be nominated alongside her," she said. "We spoke afterward as well and she was very gracious and humble, as always, as we've come to expect. The reason I felt the need to say something is because my album of the year is Lemonade."
The 25 star was compelled to give Beyoncé her due after knowing the "Sandcastles" singer had never won top prize. "I felt like it was her time to win," Adele added. "What the fuck does she have to do to win Album of the Year? That's how I feel."
Keep up with everything from the 2017 GRAMMYs right here. Below, watch Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke Hernandez explain why she was so moved by Adele's GRAMMY-winning "Hello" below: