Adele isn’t just great because she knows how to belt out a ballad in a way that’ll have you, your mum, your grandad and your third cousin once removed weeping like a baby. She’s ace because she says what she thinks and what she thinks is often pretty righteous and often hilarious. A case in point – David Bowie’s longtime producer recently accused the singer of getting a bit too friendly with Auto-Tune, saying: “We know Adele has a great voice but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don’t know.” Adele was not. having. that. at. all. Her curt response? “Some dickhead tried to say that my voice was not me on record… Dude, suck my dick.” Too right, Adele. Here are 11 other times that Adele told the haters where to get off.
Adele on her label XL reissuing her debut album: "I was furious when they did that. I said 'no' and they did it anyway. Just mugging off your fans."
Adele on playing big venues: "I will not do festivals. The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me. I don't think the music would work either. It’s all too slow. We had three nights on hold at the O2, and I was like, 'I won’t play a festival. You think I’m gonna play a fucking arena? Are you out of your mind?' I'd rather play 12 years at the Barfly than one night at the O2!"
Adele on the people behind the Brussels terror attacks: "This is 'Make You Feel My Love' and this is for Brussels. We're all here for the same reason. I'm hoping you've all come to be entertained by me. I'm here to entertain you, so we're all united, so that makes us much better than them fuckers. You're on, you fuckers."
Adele on 'Send My Love (To Your New Lover)' being about her ex: "This is my 'fuck you' song, it sounds obvious but I think you only learn to love again when you fall in love again. I’m in that place, my love is deep and true with my man and that puts me in a position where I can finally reach out a hand to the ex. Let him know I’m over it."
Adele on streaming: "There are kids I know who are, like, nine who don't even know what a fucking CD is! I've got my CDs out on display in my house just to prove a point. Maybe CDs will have a massive comeback like vinyl did. Actually I think cassettes, just to be a pain in the ass! I've got all my Destiny's Child cassettes!"