Jennifer Lopez Blocks Crasher From Ruining Adele's Grammy Acceptance Speech
Just before a Valentino-clad Adele began her acceptance speech Feb. 10, Ukrainian TV personality and notorious prankster Vitalii Seduik rushed onto the stage to steal her thunder. "It's such an honor to receive this award," Seduik can be heard saying as Adele climbed the stairs, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I love you, Adele."
Lopez then shot Seduik a dirty look and shooed him away with a flick of her thumb. The Latin pop star's co-presenter, Pitbull, offered Adele a kiss as Seduik exited the stage.
Adele, 24, didn't appear to be at all bothered by her near-encounter with Seduik. "You're like my good luck charm," she told Lopez. Addressing the audience, the "Set Fire to the Rain" singer added, "Thank you so much. This is amazing. I just wanted to come and be part of the night because I loved it last year, obviously," Adele said in her acceptance speech. "Thank you. I just want to send big love to all the other girls and all us females doing this because we work so hard and we make it look so easy."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seduik did not have a ticket or credentials to the star-studded event. He walked past security guards and strolled down the red carpet before entering the Staples Center along a Gucci-clad Katy Perry. He then took a seat in the second row, directly behind Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
Seduik's seat actually belonged to Maroon 5's Adam Levine, a latecomer who took a seat on the floor after he discovered his seat had been filled. Sediuk spent the night in jail, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and he was released pending a court date set for March.
Seduik has a history of upsetting celebrities: most recently, he kissed Will Smith at the Moscow premiere of Men in Black 3. The actor responded by shoving and slapping the TV presenter. "He's lucky I didn't sucker-punch him," a visibly-angry Smith told onlookers at the May event.