Adele Talks Fear of Fame and Love for Frank Ocean and Rihanna in Rolling Stone
Adele throws glamuor out the window on the cover of Rolling Stone. The singer appears as if she's just stepped out of the shower with wet hair and a bathrobe. In a very candid conversation, the woman responsible for breaking records with "Hello" opens up about her career and personal life.
But first things first, like many, the 21 creator is waiting for Frank Ocean's next album.
"I'm just f---ing waiting for Frank f---ing Ocean to come out with his album," she says. "It's taking so f---ing long." She must have realized the irony of her statement. "That sounds so stupid, coming from me, doesn't it?"
The "Skyfall" singer also relayed her apprehensiveness about becoming an international superstar.
"People think I hate being famous," the 27-year-old states. "And I don't. I'm really frightened of it. I think it's really toxic, and I think it's really easy to be dragged into it." She continued by citing Amy Winehouse as an example -- an artist she was heavily compared to in the early years of her career.
"Watching Amy deteriorate is one of the reasons I'm a bit frightened. We were all very entertained by her being a mess. I was f---ing sad about it, but if someone showed me a picture of her looking bad, I'd look at it. If we hadn't looked, then they'd have stopped taking her picture. That level of attention is really frightening, especially if you don't live around all that showbiz stuff."
As Adele continues to reach higher levels of stardom, she makes sure to bring her old friends from home along for the ride. A "squad" if you will, and she's hoping to recruit a certain Bajan singer to join. "But maybe Rihanna can be in my squad! That would be really cool. Oh, God. She's life itself, isn't she? I love her," Adele admits.
Other artists got to weigh in on Adele as well in the piece, like Bruno Mars.
“She’s a superstar and sassy as f---," says Mars while recalling a short squabble over a lyric in their song "All I Ask." "Once she recorded it, it became one of my favorite parts of the song. She told me she hopes I’m in the audience when she sings that line live so she can flick me off."
Adele's new album, 25, arrives Nov. 20. Read the singer's complete Rolling Stone interview here.
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