Adele explains viral NBA meme, denies having fillers in her ‘naturally big’ lips

Adele hates being famous and she’s not afraid to show it.

During her “Weekends with Adele” residency concert in Las Vegas Saturday night, the 16-time Grammy winner opened up about the viral NBA meme of her face looking miserable, revealing she purposely made herself look upset.

“I know it sounds crazy, but I really don’t like being famous, right?” she explained in a fan-posted TikTok video.

“So obviously, I know I’m sitting courtside at a basketball game, whatever. But Rich [Paul] was working the room and, you know, talking to other players and people. I was fine. I didn’t mind.”

During her “Weekends with Adele” residency concert in Las Vegas Saturday night, the “Easy On Me” hitmaker explained that the camera crew had asked to film her twice. Getty Images
She asked them not to, but they filmed her anyway. Getty Images
“I was just very annoyed because I asked not to be filmed,” she added. Getty Images

“I was just there on my own, looking for Michael Jordan, to be honest with you,” she continued.

“So, the people with the camera came over and asked me twice. They were like, ‘Do you mind if we film you? Can we put you on the screen?’” she recalled.

“I said, ‘Please don’t. I just canceled [my] Las Vegas [residency]. I really don’t wanna be [on camera].’”

“They came back and they filmed me,” she regretfully added.

Adele also explained that her lips looked so big because she was purposefully pouting.
“I have naturally big lips…I don’t need filler,” the singer quipped. delly.fromtheblock/TikTok

Adele, 35, also addressed the controversy surrounding her lips, as many people have speculated that she got filler injections following her weight loss.

“I have naturally big lips…I don’t need filler,” she gloated.

“The reason I looked like a different person was because I was sulking.”

“Because I was like, ‘These motherf—ers have come back and are filming me against my will.’”

Adele had just postponed her Las Vegas residency when she attended the NBA game in February 2022. NBAE via Getty Images

She further lamented, “I was just very annoyed because I asked not to be filmed. But I guess I was asking it by going.”

Adele has been sharing many personal stories and thoughts during her residency at Caesar’s Palace, which kicked off in November 2022 and has been extended twice.

Last week, she called out people who complained about Taylor Swift’s presence at Kansas City Chiefs games.

“Weekends with Adele” officially kicked off in November 2022. Getty Images for AD
Adele has extended her residency twice. Getty Images for AD

“[For] all of you complaining about Taylor being at the game, get a f—king life, that’s her f—king boyfriend,” she remarked.

She went on to say she wanted the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl because of their connection to Swift, 34. “She’s actually made it a bit more enjoyable to watch,” she reasoned.


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Last August, she told fans that she wanted to be a mom again and even has a list of baby names ready.

The residency is set to wrap up in June of this year. Getty Images for AD

The “Hello” singer currently has a 10-year-old son, Angelo, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Simon Konecki.

Before that, she candidly revealed she was diagnosed with jock itch from sitting in her own sweat for too long while performing.

“Weekends with Adele” has performances scheduled through June of this year.