Highlights From Adele’s Rolling Stone Interview


“My career’s not my life,” Adele says. “It’s my hobby.”

Adele lands in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and we have several highlights for you to check out before reading the entire article here. She details new songs off her upcoming album, 25, her life now as a mother and everything in between.

On getting pregnant at the height of her career:
“All my plans went through. It was like, ‘For good measure, let’s see if I can cope with all of this and then having a baby.’ But I think actually the pregnancy was perfect timing in the end. It might’ve seemed like the most ridiculous time to have a baby, but I was starting to get a bit afraid of everything. When I had him, it made everything all right, and I trusted everything because the world had given me this miracle, you know, so I became a bit of a hippie, an Earth mother.”

On her squad:
“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. It’s not as interesting as some of the other squads that are around right now, 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.”

On being famous:
“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. Watching Amy [Winehouse] 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 attending star-studded events:
“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 quitting smoking:
“I absolutely loved it, but it’s not that fucking cool when I’m dying from a smoking-related illness and my kid is, like, devastated”

On one drink a week:
“I used to be able to drink anyone under the table and still be able to put on an all-right show, but with kids, hangovers are torture. They just know. They pick up on it and just go for you.”

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