Adele may have opened tonight’s Grammy awards, but her heart was with the arguable star of the night: the enchanting, ultra-nominated, pregnant-with-twins Beyoncé. And her dress included a sly tribute to Queen B that was so small and understated, you probably missed it.

Adele has been vocal about her status as one of the Beyhive’s most famous members. When Lemonade came out, she posted the above to Instagram with the caption:

“I’m not late on this I’ve just been speechless. Beyonce is the most inspiring person I’ve ever had the pleasure of worshipping. Her talent, beauty, grace and work ethic are all in a league of their own. I appreciate you so much! Thank god for Beyoncé X”

Um, adorbs? And tonight, the Brit with the big voice wore her Beyoncé fandom on her sleeve — or, to be more accurate, on her chest.

As Twitter user @pettyonceh noticed, Adele showed up on the Grammy red carpet with a teeny little lemon pinned to her dress. As in, Lemonade. As in… awww!


It’s the kind of detail that the average person might not notice, but NOTHING escapes the Beyhive. And Adele probably knew that going in. Think of it as a secret message from one member of the hive to the others. Sneaky! And SO well done.

Well played, Adele. Well played, indeed.

Did you notice Adele’s Bey tribute? Tell us @BritandCo!

(Photos via Frazer Harrison + Mark Ralston/Getty)