Kelly Clarkson caused a bit of a stir at the Grammys while accepting the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. While seemingly inebriated, the singer praised artists in attendance while lightheartedly dissing Miguel.
“Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good God. That was the se*iest damn thing I’ve ever seen,” she exclaimed after winning the award. While many may have written off the comments as jest, others have taken offense including Wale. The MMG rapper defended his “Lotus Flower Bomb” collaborator while speaking up for Hip-Hop at the Grammys as a whole.
“I didn’t like the Kelly Clarkson back-handed comments to Miguel. I didn’t like that at all,” Wale told MTV after the show. “I just feel like our urban music is belittled, a little bit. Not trying to offend nobody on the committee, but for a record as big as ‘Adorn,’ and it to not be presented as a real performance onstage; it was almost like a segue to an award. Again, I don’t want to offend anybody on the committee, but that wasn’t a very good representation of our music because ‘Adorn’ is gonna be around for the next 30 years.”
After the show, Clarkson and Miguel posed for a picture to seemingly show no hard feelings. Coincidentally, the two are label mates on RCA Records. If the Stronger singer didn’t know who Miguel was before, its a sure bet that she knows now.
You can check out the former American Idol winner’s Grammy acceptance speech after the jump.