April 2, 2013 12:05

Joan Rivers claims Adele demanded apology for fat jokes

Stand-up comedian continues to insult singer over her size

Joan Rivers claims Adele demanded apology for fat jokes

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Joan Rivers has refused to back down from the insulting remarks she made about Adele's weight earlier this year.

Speaking during a TV appearance in February, the US stand-up blew out her cheeks to make herself look fatter and said Adele should rename her hit single to 'Rolling In The Deep Fried Chicken'. Rivers was booed during the interview and has reiterated her stance during a new interview with The Huffington Post this week. Claiming that Adele had wanted an apology for the comments, Rivers again mocked the '21' singer's size and appearance.

"It was funny. She’s a chubby lady who’s very, very rich. She should just calm down - or lose weight," said Rivers. "And she wanted an apology - so I took an ad out on her ass. I said, 'You are not fat', and then I had room left for a lot of other ads. Let’s face reality – she’s fat."

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Adele will record a new collaboration with Robbie Williams after striking up a friendship with the singer's wife. The Sun reported that although the '21' singer has refused several offers to appear on other artists' tracks in the past year, she is keen to collaborate with Williams on his next album, which will reportedly be a similar release to his 2001 LP 'Swing When You're Winning'.

A source said: "Adele and Robbie have really hit it off. They are great friends and talked at length about doing something together when she was in LA with him ahead of February's Oscars. They threw some ideas around but haven't decided exactly what song they'd like to work on, things are in the early stages."

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