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Adele Regrets Hanging out With Blur/Gorillaz Frontman Damon Albarn

“He said I was insecure, when I’m the least-insecure person I know.”

In September, Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn shared that he was working with Adele on her upcoming album 25. He claims that she was “very insecure” and that her work was “middle of the road,” and he believed that his work would not appear on the final version of the album. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the UK songstress discusses her time hanging out with Albarn: “It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” she said. “And the saddest thing was that I was such a big Blur fan growing up. But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him.” Check out several highlights from the interview below.

On Albarn
“None of it was right. None of it suited my record. He said I was insecure, when I’m the least-insecure person I know. I was asking his opinion about my fears, about coming back with a child involved—because he has a child—and then he calls me insecure?”

On working with Sia
“I actually love the dynamic of us both being in there and just fucking being bossy. And it’s all these male producers, and they’re all f*cking sh*tting themselves ’cause we’re in there.”

On Frank Ocean’s upcoming album
“I’m just f*cking waiting for Frank fucking Ocean to come out with his album. It’s taking so f*cking long. That sounds so stupid, coming from me, doesn’t it?”

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PhotographerAlasdair McLellan / i-D
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