Carlos Santana Apologizes To Beyonce After #BeyHive Backlash

Published: Wednesday 15th Feb 2017 by Sam

Let the back-peddling begin.

Carlos Santana was stung repeatedly by Beyonce‘s #BeyHive this week after making disparaging remarks about the singer in the wake of her Grammy snub.

Well, it appears the backlash has given the legendary artist whiplash; so much so that he’s switched his stance.

See what we mean below…

Writing on Facebook, the ‘Maria Maria’ musician said:

“My comment about Beyonce was regretfully taken out of context. I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person.

She deserves all the accolades that come her way. I wish Beyonce and her family all the best.”


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  1. Bby boy February 15, 2017

    First you shade her and now apologise…… boy BYE #middlefinger

    • Normani February 15, 2017

      No Bish, beyhive never accept excuses, once you thought wrong, you can’t comeback. I used to like maria, but now i just think you a son of a bishhh, disrespectful pervert!!! You will never be missed, f*** off

    • Baddiebeymyfav February 15, 2017

      Carlos was irrelevant then. He is still irrelevant now. His opinion about Beyoncé is nothing but alternative facts. I wouldn’t even take him serious. No way!

  2. BeyIsKing February 15, 2017

    Out of context? He straight up insulted her. I’ll always wonder why so many famous people feel the need to make disparaging comments about Beyoncé when she literally minds her own business. His comment was dumb, untrue and unprovoked. You meant what you said old man a half hearted apology won’t make up for it. Talking about out of context at least have the balls to stand by your statement.

    • Rellz February 15, 2017

      It’s because she gets them free publicity. I’ll bet he comes out with some material in the next few weeks-months.

    • RoyalKev February 15, 2017

      Unfortunately, it’s usually those seeking attention or just plain bitter that choose to target Beyonce! Bey won’t engage in silly feuds (or retaliate) and the antagonist becomes an instant headline in the news as desired! Some folks may just be offering an opinion, but in most cases there’s often a strategic motive! It’s also comical to see how some of these people – that obviously have bias, become instant followers of whomever bad mouths Bey (i.e. Kanye, Carlos, etc). These folks always want the Hive to chill when disrespectful comments are being made about Bey, but lose it when their favs receives have the heat she does!

  3. Ladylikey February 15, 2017

    When you mind your own business it bothers people. I go through people worrying about me all the time because I am private. I love Beyonce and relate on so many levels.

  4. Carmen February 15, 2017

    The backpedalling is REAL. How can you only say someone is good because they’re beautiful and then go on to say you respect their artistry. I can’t.

  5. Harriet Wallace February 15, 2017

    The reason why people talk abt other people JEALOUSY…..AINT THAT RIGHT MR SANTA.#BEHIVE ALL THE WAY.

  6. Marley February 15, 2017

    Like I said in the other post I’m not making this a war between Adele and Beyonce but it just baffles that one person can give two flat performances in one night and no one says a thing and the other puts on a spectacular show vocally while heavily pregnant and people think its necessary to insult the latter.

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 15, 2017

      Good point but you have to remember that Adele is white. She has the complexion, for the protection, to get the collection. Beyonce put on a superb vocal performance,per usual, but black artist have to work twice as hard just to get the same amount of respect.

    • RoyalKev February 15, 2017

      Okay!!! Adele can sing, but her live showings are hit and miss! This year at the Grammys she needed a redo because she “couldn’t mess it up for him” (George Michael) and at the 2016 Grammys, she’s was singing off pitch and even screeching out vocals! How do some of these folks always get a pass, while others have to be damn near perfect all the time?!

  7. 2bad2bme February 15, 2017

    Folks always use her for publicity and it works, then apologize to cover it up.

  8. Fake Songwriting Credits February 15, 2017

    Hearing any Adele song and then hearing Beyonce it’s obvious who is really soulful and unique.
    But the hive take it as shade, beyonces’s tone is nothing special and her singing comes out flat, but it’s not beyonces’s fault, you have to born with it. She is not this generation’s Mariah, Celine or Whitney. Beyonce is another type of artist, sometimes you just lose.

    • Therealist February 15, 2017

      First off, I respect your opinion, but I’m gonna speak facts and opinion. You can’t possibly think that adele belong in the category of women that you named? smh. Adele can’t stand in the paint with either of those women because she has limited range and she really doesn’t have a lot of voice acrobatics, her voice is very bland, but for her style of music it works, and I am a fan of her music, but she is no beyonce vocally. Bey well run circles around. I can’t see adele singing 1+1, love on top, and even dangerously in love. She wouldn’t be able to hit the notes. She doesn’t have to sound like bey because they have different tones, which is subjective but she should still be able to execute the notes in her octave and tone. she could never. I can see bey singing her songs because they’re not challenging at all. And for the record she is definitely today’s whitney celion, etc. Hell she even slayed celine singing emotions. Just youtube it and it was live!!!! Patti la belle, prince, tina turner, Aretha franklin and stevie wonder beg the differ. Just youtube what they have to say about her vocally, and definitely performance wise. Note: Celine can’t even stand in the paint with a whitney or Mariah in there primes, but shes good with her style, just doesn’t have enough versatility. Bey is the better vocalist out of all of them technically speaking, but you may prefer someone’s tone, which is subjective… You tried tho. You get an “E” for effort!!

      • Fake Songwriting Credits February 15, 2017

        But why people don’t see it and buy her albums,
        if she slays Celine why her best selling album is only 4x platinum (and that was in 2003), if she the best singer.
        What’s the excuse, Mariah, Whitney, Celine, had smash hits and Diamond sales at the same time back to back, and beyonce never had that, and it wall all about the voice, beyonce is all about marketing but whe she covers songs like Xfactor, I will alwaays love you, even You oughta know, her true collors show, it’s karaoke, no soul or raw emotion. And thas why she lose AOTY, the voter saw through the propaganda.

      • Brandys Starr February 16, 2017

        Beyonce doesn’t make music that appeals to everyone. She makes mostly Urban/RnB infused with pop. You’re not gonna get no 60 year old listening to Formation. Beyonce appeals to mostly people under the age of 35, who like a bit of commercial R&B aswell. That’s why Adele sells so much because her music and sound is universally appealing which is VERY rare in 2017. In terms of vocal ability, Beyonce is way more versatile and posses far more skill with her voice.

      • fatusankoh February 16, 2017

        The realist thanks tell them haters their is no one like Bey she is so gifted have it all beauty talente this why dirty Carlor and his fellow haters hate on her god gave her the gift and she use it very well may god continue to bless protect her and her family for life the haters will never win

      • Thebaddest February 17, 2017

        I agree and as far as 60 year old people listening to Beyonce, look up Beyonce and old people, (even though 60 isn’t old) They was jamming out to some Beyonce.

  9. King February 15, 2017

    We all know ppl use Beyoncé as a way of getting noticed see how no one was worried about him til he said that.
    That’s why I love the face that Beyoncé never responds, when your the queen ? .
    But he knows talking bad about bey hurts your brand boy….

  10. .:: Centurion ::. February 15, 2017

    Beyonce is a good singer, but that man said something that everyone thinks of her, that she’s just a performer and nothing else, plus Beyonce’s voice is not emotive whatsoever.
    There are people like the no-life-having-āss-høe-hive who love to scream out their mouth that Adele is overrated. She just uses her voice and only her voice as an instrument. No gimmicks; no theatrics. She’s just an old school diva, like the Arethas and Whitneys of yesterday.
    Adele deserved that AOTY award because she actually writes her music and provides original content. She doesn’t sample her music (not that it’s crime) or gets caught in lawsuits and their crossfires. Those type of things may be taken into consideration by the recording academy.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 15, 2017

      If beyonce is just a “good singer”…..WHAT DOES THAN MAKE RIHANNA THEN???

      • King B February 15, 2017

        When it comes to singing live, the Navy can only provide those 5 performances over and over again in their fav 12 years career span.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 15, 2017

      Its obvious u hate her and its clear……BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT IF HE SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT RIH (WHICH EVERYONE SAYS….SHE IS A MODEL WITH A MIC)..YOU WOULD NOT AGREE WITH WHAT HE SAID. Hence, its clear u have an agenda against her, so there is no need to argue with a CLASS A BEYONCE HATER.

    • Yeah I Said It February 15, 2017

      He wasn’t even praising her as a performer though. He said she’s just beautiful to look at.

      • .:: Centurion ::. February 15, 2017

        I was talking about people’s perception of Beyonce, not what he actually said. :/

      • Yeah I Said It February 15, 2017

        Well if that’s the case you should stop generalizing and just say thats YOUR perception. Because there are a lot of ‘people’ out there who don’t have an issue with Beyonce like you do and respect her vocal ability and as performer which is why so many wannabe ‘singers’ also look up to her.

    • therealist February 15, 2017

      I respect your opinion but it seems like someone needs to get educated. First off, adele is no today’s Aretha franklin. Aretha herself will laugh at that statement. lmao. Aretha has soul and adele has blue eyed soul, which are two different types of soul’s, but I do like it even still. Adele has about 1.5 octaves maybe two, and bey on the other hand has four. Bey is more versatile vocally, more vocal acrobatics, more vocal agility, and resonance, she is very dramatic. She can sing, jazz, classical, opera, rnb, trap, gospel, country, rock, blues, you name it. Adele cant do a fifth of that. SMH. Adele has a very nice tone, which is subjective, she sounds better in the studio tho, her performance at the grammy’s did not cut it. Bey sounded way better, pregnant, and sitting down!!!! Even patti, stevie prince, tina turner, etc know that she is a great vocalist, she youtube what they had to say. Now as far as writing goes, adele is a nice writer, but bey has written her own material in the past, and she is pretty much exploring other styles of Writers that need Singers to bring that material to life because everybody is not a Vocalist. Adele is more of a writer than a vocalist. You do not have to write the material to execute it vocally, Most all artist back in time had writers. Hell, whitney never wrote a Song, so miss me with that writing scrap. try again. Bey is better. Adele said so herself. Now I do think that adele should have won song of the year. Hello was that s*** now. Overall Lemonade was the better album!!!

  11. Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 15, 2017

    How do u take that out of context FOOL?? Lol…his manger must have told him to apologise immediately. Both of adele’s performances were VOCALLY off…though emotionally you felt what she was singing. That is ADELE’S strength…she emotes so beautifully. That is not to say BEY doesn’t too……I often hear people say bey has no soul or she sings without emotion…..EMOTION IS SUBJECTIVE, Just because you don’t feel does not mean another person can’t feel what was missing for you. Hence, if you are judging on technical basis….BEYONCE WILL SING ADELE DOWN TO A SIZE 2 and even adele will tell you this herself.

    • ThatMessJuice.Flop February 16, 2017

      But a lot of technical singers often lose the emotion when they perform because they are so caught up in flawlessness. Take Rihanna for instance she’s not good at all at technical singing but when she belts those ballads you hear the infliction in her voice. So while Beyonce has near flawless technique I’m yet to be captivated by her voice. But for Carlos to say she’s just a model with a Mic is downright ridiculous. Beyonce is the best entertainer alive. Dassit

  12. Yeah I Said It February 15, 2017

    What possibly could’ve been taken out of context. His old pervy a** clearly only chooses to see Beyonce as a s** symbol. He probably couldn’t even name 3 Beyonce songs if you asked.

  13. Rellz February 15, 2017

    Beyonce is underrated as a vocalist because her performances often overshadow that. People just upset because she can do everything well. They don’t want to give her the vocalist card aswell as the performer card cos that would just be too much ?

    As for this r*****, he doesn’t know what tf he is talking about.

  14. Madtho February 15, 2017

    He has respect for her as an artist lol ?, he petty. Still and never will respect her as a singer.

    Silly fans happy for nothing

  15. Jay Jay February 15, 2017

    I hate when celebrities retracts their statement. If you feel that way then own it. Don’t apologize or say “it was taken out of context”

  16. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 15, 2017

    Middle fingers up! Put them hands high! Wave it in his face! Tell em boy bye!?

  17. S****** Blonde February 15, 2017

    Her fans always make a fool of themselves, everybody laughs at them.

    • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? February 15, 2017

      No. If he claims to be so attracted to black women, why the hell would he throw shade at Bey? Bey respects EVERYONE and she did nothing wrong to him. He’s been quietly jealous for years and he reached his threshold of tolerance of the continuum of her success.

      • fatusankoh February 16, 2017

        LSU thank you make my day wash up in deed

      • fatusankoh February 16, 2017

        Chiletake this Omg well said Jealous that trash Carlor is a bad hearted haters

    • .:: Centurion ::. February 15, 2017

      Exactly. It’s so entertaining.

    • LSU February 15, 2017

      You mean the same way people laugh at you for the way you try and over compensate for your lack of.

  18. Krista February 15, 2017

    The power of the Hive…

  19. Krista February 15, 2017

    ‘It’s also comical to see how some of these people – that obviously have bias, become instant followers of whomever bad mouths Bey (i.e. Kanye, Carlos, etc). These folks always want the Hive to chill when disrespectful comments are being made about Bey, but lose it when their favs receives have the heat she does!’

    PREACH RoyalKev

  20. LSU February 15, 2017

    I’m not even part of the Hive, and I will say this, I absolutely love when they stick up for Bey “Who minds her business” They literally put these washed up fools in there place. Kudos to the Hive.

    • fatusankoh February 16, 2017

      LSU thank you make my day wash up in deed

  21. Steven February 15, 2017

    Beyonce stans are the most vile trolls, you should just rename this site to Beyonce Juice…..

    • Baddiebeymyfav February 15, 2017


  22. Brandys Starr February 15, 2017

    His comment was uncalled for and lowkey mysoginistic. Not surprised her fans are mad. I’m just glad Beyonce pays s*** like this dust. Probably somewhere having a nice foot massage…

  23. Jamie February 15, 2017

    Silence is golden and so was Beyoncé’s outfit!

  24. The Great Lacefronce. February 15, 2017

    Lemonade was pure GARBAGE, the visuals don’t mean it was a good album still GARBAGE

    no way was she going to win AOTY !!

  25. King B February 15, 2017

    There are plenty of videos of Beyonce singing songs like Listen, Halo, IIWAB, Irreplaceable, DC hits etc. She even showcased her vocals in many upbeat songs like WDYLM and the opening for I Am… WT version of Deja Vu is everything! Her singing has inspires many, especially in Asia. Famous singer like Charice (Ph), Lee Hyolyn, Ailee, one of the member of Red Velvet (South Korea), Gem Tang, Sheila (China) have been covering her songs. These are popular artists.

  26. Mark111 /.\ February 15, 2017

    He didn’t say anything wrong and he even said with respect in his first statement. He basicly just said Adele is a down to Earth singer, while Beyonce is great, but her looks and s#xiness is her main selling point, Adele is just her VOICE. And it’s true, even tho Bey is talented, but she isn’t voice or artist first, she’s s** and later became performance first. And I don’t want to hear it, because from the very start, Bey sold s** first, on her first solo song and even was know as the Oh Oh Booty Shake. I don’t see anything wrong with it, but Adele is an artist that comes around once a generation, I think the last artist that sold VOICE first was Whitney.

    • truthteller February 16, 2017

      Adele is not just her voice though. Part of her marketing is that she is a down to earth, ordinary, slightly large woman who happens to have a good voice and sings heartfelt songs. If she looked like Beyonce, Katy or Riri but had the same voice and songs, she wouldn’t sell anywhere near the records she has done. Also, I’ve never heard or read of anyone of note in the industry compare Adele vocally to the likes of Celine or Whitney

  27. Coolnesss February 16, 2017

    Oh please, Carlos. Spare me the b*******. What did you say that could possibly be taken out of taken out of context? He straight up disrespected and reduced her to her looks when she’s an incredibly talented vocalist and performer. How could he form such an unfounded opinion that Adele can “sing, sing” when she screwed up BOTH chances she had to deliver vocally at Sunday’s Grammys? She was flat and so off pitch-wise that she even had to restart her George Michael tribute performance. Meanwhile, Beyoncé, who is heavily pregnant with twins (carrying children makes it more difficult to breathe which is the basis for good singing) was able to sound flawless and even better than the studio recordings. Don’t be mad Bey is black, excellent and ticks more boxes than boring ass Adele. There’s s*** Beyoncé does with her voice that Adele could only DREAM of! The dramatic runs at the end of Dangerously in Love, the key changes in Love on Top, the rapid-fire style of singing in Bug-a-Boo, the energy Get Me Bodied or Why Don’t you Love Me and so much more. All in all, f*** Carlos and his senile ass for making such sexist comments about a woman who literally minds her business and remains gracious. Lord knows I would’ve clapped tf back by now.

    • Realtalk February 16, 2017

      I just want to add this. what about her Oscar performance where she performed three songs. Also Beyonce should have gotten AOTY along with ROTY straight up. Also if I were both Beyonce and Rihanna I would draw back a few years without submitting my work and let’s see how the Grammys will deal and how it would be look upon then. Like Adele started what the f**k do Beyonce have to do to win AOTY?

      • JOHNVIDAL February 16, 2017

        You cannot be pucking serious LMAO Oh yeah because Beyonce and Rihanna are the best musicians out there, aren´t they? 🙂

    • fatusankoh February 16, 2017

      Coolness thanks you said it you make my day let’s continue to love and support our Bey this Carlor and his fellow will never win with their toward her

    • Barb B**** February 16, 2017


  28. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 16, 2017

    Good for him and some of yall on here need to hush up

  29. of to work February 16, 2017

    stewww….. u dont have to apologise to her why all yall just acting like she is all the best ,,,,steww please

  30. fatusankoh February 16, 2017

    Carlor is trash he have so much hatefor talented Bey Andre hate black people he is fake

  31. TDM90 February 16, 2017

    OVERRATED AF! Not even a musician! She is a PERFORMER! She has 60 songwriters writing for her. She is married to Jay-z in order to have a continuous career! Now she is using feminism as a trend meanwhile she was photoshopping her thighs on instagram in a perosnal vacation photo, how feminist is that! Also she has diva attitude which means she cant be taken seriously as an ARTIST (real artists are down-to-eart approachable and humble, see Gaga) +she’s always been oversexualized, now she’s presenting it as ‘feminist’! Gurl please!!! BLM and being proud of her roots + diva-unapproachable attitude, those two they don’t fit together sorry! I am not convinced at all for her intentions! Not to mention the fact that she avoids giving interviews coz she doesn’t know how to speak (Wendy was right saying Bey speaks like she has sixth grade education). How can someone be an “activist” when she’s wealthy af (far away from the typical lifestyle of everyday black ppl) and UNEDUCATED she doesn’t know how to speak! She has a whole team behind her! She doesnt know a sh*t!

    • Barb B**** February 16, 2017

      HATERRRR alert!!!

  32. Barb B**** February 16, 2017

    The way Adeles Grammy performances were setup tho kii

  33. JOHNVIDAL February 16, 2017

    WOW some Beyonce fans really believe the illusion they have created for themselves. She is great. But you guys need to get over the fact Beyonce being the best is not a fact. What Adele did at the grammys was way more disrespectful to the other nominees than what Carlos Santana said about why he thinks Beyonce didn´t win. Way more. Even if she didn´t do it on purpose. But funnily enough that didn´t bother you, did it? Hell you probably didn´t even think about teh possibility of such thing being disrespectful to others. However, if it is soemthing that is not praising her you exaggerate to extremes (like Sam himself).
    You only look like fools downplaying Santana´s talent and career like that. If he is so bad why the hell doesn´t Beyonce win All the pucking grammys in one night LIKE HE DID and why doesn´t she sell a DIAMOND album once and for all? I´m not saying that proves anything regarding talent. But it proves one thing: what you guys think about her is not a fact. She is not the best because you say so. Obviously most people doesn´t seem to think so. About one of the greatest singers of all time… seriously, stop it! 🙂
    Fools thumbing up the comments among them cause this is full of Beyonce fans doesn´t change anything. Just that. The real world doesn´t seem to have her in such tremendous pedestal. Let her have the one of the 2 or 3 best performers in mainstream nowadays. But stop it, she´s not a musical genious who deserves grammys over everybody else. Just no.

    • tyana Jones February 16, 2017

      Beyonce fans are uneducated.

    • XXX February 16, 2017

      No one said Beyonce was the best but this guy said she can’t sing and basically that her biggest talent is the way she looks. I can’t believe you are defending that. If he made that comment about Rihanna then fair enough but to basically call Beyonce a model with a mic is outrageous. She is a great vocalist. Any vocal coach will tell you that. Your opinion on her emotions and tone etc is subjective. Your opinion of Beyonces doesn’t change the fact that what he said was uncalled for, unjustified and untrue. Stop twisting it and find me where anyone said Beyonce is ‘the best vocalist ever’

      • XXX February 16, 2017

        Not to mention AOTY Grammy isn’t even based on your vocals, in fact that’s one of the things that are factored.

      • XXX February 16, 2017

        One of the ‘last things’

  34. fatusankoh February 16, 2017

    Yorfull hater monger getout of here Johvidal you all can hate Bey all you want Bey is talented but you all knows Carlor is fake hater hate to see a bblack beautiful talented like Bey do well thankgod you haters are not god

    • JOHNVIDAL February 16, 2017

      Keep proving my point you delusional individual. Nobody is hating. Not ass-kissing is not hating. Beyonce has talent, I didn´t say that and nobody said that. However, she is not a genious. End of story.

  35. fatusankoh February 16, 2017

    Hater try again go to hall we will love our Bey for life their is nothing you can do about it

  36. XXX February 16, 2017

    Beyonce inspires many people vocally who want to sing. You only have to watch talent shows particularly in Asia and all the amateur videos on YouTube to see that but Beyonce is way more than aesthetics on stage which is what he basically said and why he received so much heat. He’s putting her in the same boat as all other pop tarts with minimal just because she is an attractive woman who can be s*** as well.

    • XXX February 16, 2017

      Minimal talent*

  37. Ziggy Stardust February 16, 2017

    The only reason he, as well as other celebrities have apologized to Beyonce, is because they don’t want to feel the wrath of the BeyHive. That’s it! Plain and simple. Their not really sorry about what they said, because they truly meant it. That’s why he said it in the first place. The first reaction is usually the correct one. Trust and believe, underneath all of the apologies, are their TRUE feelings. This doesn’t change the way that Santana TRULY feels. He, as well as other celebrities just throws those apologies out to appease the BeyHive. In other words, their not TRULY sorry. Their just telling you BeyHive members what you want to hear, so that you will calm down.

  38. Thando February 17, 2017

    Looioool “model with a mic” Carlos, you shady m***********. Loool. Beyonce did not win AOTY. End of story, Adele has 2! BOOM. Beyonce needs to think of a different…surprise.

  39. Thebaddest February 17, 2017

    Since Destiny’s Child to til now that woman is a star, I don’t need to respond because you can google her performances for the last 20 years she has been killing it. Most of her peer artists, can’t touch her visually or Vocally. No one is saying she is the greatest singer of all time but she is definitely a one of the greats.

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