ADELE TALKS BODY IMAGE AND ‘SQUAD’ IN CANDID ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Adele is known for keeping it honest and does not hold back in this uncensored interview with Rolling Stone. After taking a several year hiatus to work on her album and enjoy motherhood, she’s back in full force.
A highlight from the interview is when Adele is asked if she has a squad. Her sassy response was, “I’ve heard about a squad. I wish my squad was all supermodels. We are, in our brains. I guess I have my own squad.” She pronounces the word in a comical American accent.
YAS ADELE! We love the subtle shade! Check out other highlights from her interview below!
“People think I hate being famous 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.”
On Amy Winehouse:
“Watch Amy deteriorate is one of the reasons I’m a bit frightened. We were all very entertained by her being a mess. I was fucking 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.”
On meeting celebrities:
“I’m not sure if I’ll ever not feel a bit overwhelmed when I go to places where there are loads of stars. I always feel like I’m gonna get thrown out. Or it’s going to turn out to be some, like, hidden-camera show. Like someone’s gonna send me back to Tottenham.”
On her relationship with her son’s father and boyfriend Simon Konecki:
“He’s so supportive, and that takes a very big man, because I’m very successful at what I do. My last boyfriend was uncomfortable with how successful I was, and the fact that he had to share me with lots of people.”
On rumors she’s married:
“I have said a million times I’m not married and everyone still says we are. But, yeah, we’re still together. We haven’t broken up. We’ve never broken up. We’ve been together. We just haven’t felt the need to get married. We’ve got a kid together. I feel like that’s a big enough commitment.”
“I’m not, like, skipping to the fucking gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror. Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so I’m so conscious when I’m lifting weights not to let them burst in my face.”
On working with Blur frontman Damon Albarn:
“It ended up being one of those’ don’t meet your idol’ moments. And the saddest thing was that I was such a big Blur fan growing up. But it was a sad, and I regret hanging out with him.”
On critics calling her image “classy” and pitting her against other artists:
“I’d rather not be the person that everyone gets pitted against. If they do decide to get their body out, I would rather not be that person because that’s just pitting a woman against another woman, and I don’t hold any more moral high ground than anyone else. So that has pissed me off a bit. Not that I’m going to start getting my tits out now!”
On her body:
“Would I show my body off if I was thinner? Probably not, because my body is mine. But sometimes I’m curious to know if I would have been as successful if I wasn’t plus-size. I think I remind everyone of themselves.”