Adele Admits That ‘Rolling In The Deep’ Ex ‘Deserves A Little Credit’

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Feb. 15 2012, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Will the man who inspired Adele’s Grammy winning album 21 come after her for royalties like her 19 muse did?

The soulful singer, who racked up a whopping six out of six Grammy Awards on Sunday night, reveals in the March 2012 issue of Vogue that the former flame who broke her heart and moved her to pen such hits as Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You deserves a little bit of credit – and has the details.

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“You know, he was amazing. He was great,” Adele admits, “but it was never going to work. And for ages I was like, as if he deserves any f**king kudos for inspiring my record. But now, after some time, it only seems right that the person who so far has had the biggest impact on me – has now changed my life for f**king ever with this album – deserves a little credit.”

The singer also divulges that she quit drinking in June 2011, claiming her past boozing as one of the things her exes might name as one of her worst qualities.

“It used to be that I loved a drink a bit too much. But I don’t drink no more,” she mentioned, also adding that that she “can flip really quickly” and she can “love a little drama.”

Though she has never publicly dished on the identity of either of her exes, it was recently reported that Slinky Winfield, a British musician and actor is the mystery man in question.

“I can do things that I never dreamed I’d be able to do,” she says about lessons she learned from her time with her ex. “If I hadn’t met him, I think I’d still be that little girl I was when I was eighteen. And the best thing is, I now know what I want for myself and from someone else. I didn’t know what I wanted before.”

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In the interview, Adele also talks about the hardship of undergoing vocal cord surgery in November 2011.

To read Adele’s extensive interview, pick up the March 2012 issue of Vogue, on newsstands now.


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