Chris Brown has a few enemies and detractors in the music world — but Adele isn’t one of them. In a widely-circulated photo taken inside L.A.’s Staples Center during the 2013 Grammys on Sunday Feb. 10, the beloved songstress, 24, seemingly yelled at a sheepish-looking Brown, 23.
Many assumed the “Set Fire to the Rain” singer objected to Brown’s frosty reception to rival Frank Ocean‘s Best Contemporary Album win — and/or perhaps his unendingly controversial relationship with Rihanna. As it turns out, Adele and Brown were just making nice!
“Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually,” Adele explained to her 11.5 million followers on Twitter of her exchange with the “Don’t Wake Me Up” singer. Another new pal for Adele on Grammys night? Presenter Jennifer Lopez, who thwarted the attempts of Vitalii Seduik, a Ukrainian TV presenter and prankster who nearly ruined Adele’s acceptance speech for her Best Solo Pop performance.
As Adele (clad in Valentino) ascended the podium, Seduik attempted to bum-rush Adele when Lopez, 43, shot him a dirty look and shooed him away.
“You’re like my good luck charm,” she told Lopez. Thanking the audience, Adele 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.”
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