Out of all the Grammys photos I saw, I think my absolute favorite was the shot of Adele with her mouth open wide, seemingly giving Chris Brown an earful. In the image, he looks defensive, one hand held open as if he was trying to come up with a response to whatever she was yelling at him. The media had a heyday with the caught moment, trumpeting headlines like ADELE CALLS OUT BROWN FOR DISSING FRANK OCEAN and CHRIS BROWN GETS ADELE TONGUE-LASHING.
It wasn't hard to imagine that Adele had the chutzpah to come out and say what most of us feel about Chris Brown (mainly, that he's an obnoxious hotheaded creep who deserves a spanking and a time out). People loved the idea of her taking a red carpet break to scold him, but sadly, that one image didn't quite tell the whole story.
After rumor had it (oh ho ho, see what I did there?) that Brown had taken a verbal beatdown from Adele, she cleared the air with the following tweet:
I would still hold out hope that she was just smoothing things over after the fact, and that she really HAD torn into him during the Grammys, but I'm sorry to report there's photographic proof that they were getting along just fine. In a second photo taken just seconds after the infamous Adele Yelling image, they're cozied up like snugglebunny BFFs and smiling for the camera.
WHY CAN'T WE HAVE NICE THINGS, CELEBRITIES? Is it too much to ask that a photo of what appeared to be Adele calling Chris Brown a bloody wanker turn out to be, in fact, a photo of Adele calling Chris Brown a bloody wanker?
Instead, they were complimenting each other. Ugh, set fire to the LAME. What were they even saying, I wonder?
Adele: "Pip pip, spot of tea, I do enjoy some Team Breezy!"
Brown: "Yo, thanks Adele. Your face looks super punchable."
Are you a little bummed it turned out that Adele wasn't yelling at Chris Brown after all?
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