During Sunday night’s airing of the Grammy Awards, eyebrows raised as Kelly Clarkson mounted the stage to accept her award for Best Pop Vocal Album and delivered a rather awkward acceptance speech that many considered to be slighting to R&B vocalist, 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,” Clarkson said, refferring to Miguel’s sultry performance of hit single “Adorn”.
Although many didn’t think much of the singer’s comments, others found them highly offensive and slighting to Miguel. While Miguel has yet to come out to express whether or not he felt shafted by Kelly’s comments, friend and peer Wale had a few words to say about the comments.
“I didn’t like the Kelly Clarkson back-handed comments to Miguel. I didn’t like that at all. 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,” Wale expressed to MTV following the awards.
What makes Kelly’s comment even more interesting is that she and Miguel are actually label mates over at RCA Records.
Check out Clarkson’s full acceptance speech on the next page. Is Wale being sensitive or does he have a point?