UK R&B singer Adele shuns being as famous as Lady Gaga or Katy Perry because she doesnât want to deal with the overly extreme fans they attract.
Adele, who recently scored her second number one album in the U.K. with her sophomore set â21,â moving 208,000 copies of the disc in its first week of release, is quickly becoming successful across the globe.
But Adele admits her growing popularity means attracting the attention of some strange followers. A recent run in with a creepy fan left the Grammy winner grateful sheâs not as recognizable as her peers.
“The other day I was up north (in the north of England) and there were these – well, I don’t think they were fans actually, they were like eBayers,â she tells Britain’s The Sun. “I’d be at the venue, they’d be there. I’d leave the venue and they’d be there. Then they started taking pictures of my dog doing a s**t and stuff like that. It was really weird.
Adele continues, âI was on my own taking (my dog) Louis out for a walk. One of them just got in the lift with me and I got really panicky. Luckily there was a cleaner on the floor I was on. I was just thinking, imagine being someone like Cheryl Cole or Katy Perry or Gaga, where you’ve got to be conniving to have a normal day. That scares the life out of me. I don’t think I’d be able to carry on doing music if it got to that point. I don’t think it ever will – I don’t think I’m the kind of artist where that will happen.”