Adele Covers ‘Rolling Stone,’ Slams Damon Albarn For Calling Her “Insecure”

Carl Williott | November 3, 2015 11:30 am

Adele covers Rolling Stone‘s latest issue for a lengthy, revealing interview, but the chunk that has everyone in a frenzy is when she slams Damon Albarn for calling her “insecure.”

The Blur frontman was brought in to work on what eventually became 25, but after their collaborations were scrapped, Albarn told an interviewer Adele’s album was “middle of the road,” adding, “The thing is, she’s very insecure. And she doesn’t need to be, she’s still so young.” In this new feature, Adele snaps back at Albarn, saying she regrets meeting him.

“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” she told the magazine. “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.”

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As for the material they worked on together, she explained that they didn’t even complete a single song. “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?”

Albarn isn’t the only collaborator who didn’t make the cut for 25. Sia also penned some songs with the Brit, and two of those rejects (“Alive” and “Bird Set Free”) will be on Sia’s forthcoming album This Is Acting. But there’s definitely no bad blood between the two singers.

“I actually love the dynamic of us both being in there and just fucking being bossy,” she said about working with Sia, which was her first time collaborating with another woman. “And it’s all these male producers, and they’re all fucking shitting themselves ’cause we’re in there.”

Among all the rumored 25 collaborators, we do know that Max MartinPaul EpworthGreg Kurstin, Ryan TedderTobias Jesso Jr.Danger Mouse and Bruno Mars are credited on the future blockbuster. She also revealed that it’s inspired by Madonna‘s 1998 album Ray Of Light:

“You know what I found so amazing about that record? That’s the record Madonna wrote after having her first child, and for me, it’s her best. I was so all over the place after having a child, just because my chemicals were just hitting the fucking roof and shit like that…I was just drifting away, and I couldn’t find that many examples for myself where I was like, ‘Fuck, they truly came back to themselves,’ until someone was like, ‘Well, obviously, Ray of Light.'”

And now that her album will be out in the world on November 20, Adele will go back to doing what most everyone else is doing, as she is the most #starstheyrejustlikeus star there is: waiting for Frank Ocean‘s sophomore LP to drop.

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

Read Adele’s Rolling Stone interview here.