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Did Adele Over Exaggerate Her Feud With Damon Albarn? He Says "It's Not Even True"

by William Hoffman   Nov 25, 2015 13:30 PM EST

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Whether fans denote it a feud or not, there's definitely some miscommunication happening between Damon Albarn and Adele as the Blur singer dismissed any conflict saying it never happened in an interview with Time Out London.

The incident came about when Albarn accepted a call to help write for Adele's now record-breaking album, 25, but the writing session didn't go very well for either artist. Albarn would later say in an interview with The Sun that he thought the early cuts of her album were "middle of the road" and called her "insecure." He also suggested that he didn't think his songs would make the cut and, as we know now, he was correct.

Adele responded by touting her love for his work in Blur but said it was "one of those 'don't meet your idol' moments," adding, "I regret hanging out with him."

Now, Albarn is claiming the incident was wildly blown out of proportion.

"It's not even true," he said, of any feud with Adele. "It's amazing how people will run with stuff that has no credence whatsoever and turn it into something and then watch the reaction. ... I was number five on Twitter ... I mean, how pathetic is that?"

Looking back, the headlines do send a more powerful message than Albarn's actual statement, which was relatively subdued and ultimately encouraging of the young singer.

"Will she use any of the stuff? I don't think so. Let's wait and see," Albarn said in his first interview about the writing session. "The thing is, she's very insecure. And she doesn't need to be, she's still so young."

It could be that he was referring to an insecurity that comes more from the two artists' age difference, rather than a personality fault of the "Hello" singer. But still, there was more that happened in that exchange that made Adele feel uncomfortable because she isn't the kind to get thin skin over a silly comment made in an interview. The fact is, Adele's feelings, or anyone's for that matter, are valid and should be addressed not out right dismissed.

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