Adele on ‘TODAY': ‘I Don’t Want Anyone Chatting About Me’
Let's get one thing straight regarding Adele. She does not want to be a celebrity. She has no interest in pop stardom. She just wants to sing.
With a voice like hers, that's all fans want! We don't need Adele wearing pasties or Adele in 12-inch platforms or Adele with a new hair color every week. We just need her to open her mouth and sing!
In her chat with 'TODAY''s Matt Lauer (ahead of her NBC network special 'Adele Live in London' which airs on June 5), the 'Someone Like You' singer was adamant about her career goals, declaring, "I just wanna make music. I don’t want anyone chatting about me, really. I still hope I have a little bit of clout in 10 years. All I’ve ever wanted to do is sing."
Something tells us Adele will have as much clout as she wants a decade from now. '21' is one of the biggest sellers in years and people don't just forget a voice like hers easily.
She continued, "I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on." Guess she wasn't psyched about that whole boob cake thing with Rihanna, which was splashed on tabloid pages.
While rumors about her continue to populate the pages of those publications she doesn't know about, since she is a reluctant superstar, she has managed to hide out from the media and the public from time to time.
For instance, she once traipsed through London's Trafalgar Square, a heavily trafficked tourist trap, somewhat incognito. She joked, "I was a bit worried. I was in my pajamas. I was in color. I’m always in black. I threw pumps on, this massive green coat and then little pink pumps. Nobody recognized me."
Until a couple did a double take, looking like, "Is that…her?"
Adele said, "A couple looked round but they were like, 'No, she’s in color.' And what would she be doing walking through a packed Trafalgar Square on a Saturday?"
Looks like Adele is managing to avoid the trappings of fame.
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