Kurstin, however, was cut off—so when they returned to the stage for Adele’s win for Record of the Year (again, “Hello” beating “Formation”), she let him talk first.
Adele, who had also won for Best Pop Vocal Performance earlier in the evening, then proceeded to really talk about Beyoncé.
“Of course, my dream, my dream and my idol is Queen B, and I adore you,” she said. “You move my soul every single day, and you have done for nearly 17 years. I adore you, and I want you to be my mummy, all right?”
Adele also thanked her manager of 10 years, Jonathan Dickins, whom she said she loved like a dad—if only she loved her own dad. “I love you so, so much,” she told Dickins. “I don’t love my dad, that’s the thing, it doesn’t mean a lot, but I love you like I would! I love you like I would love my dad!”
Paging Dr. Phil for that moment alone, but Adele’s usual spirited irreverence didn’t raise any flags.