Unfortunately, the long-awaited replace was overshadowed by her … um, enthusiasm for the competition. Rather than rejoice the event alongside fellow Brits of Caribbean descent, she went full-bore with a Jamaican flag-print bikini and bantu knots in her hair, a mode worn historically by black girls in the area.
“I didn’t read the f–king room,” she told British Vogue in a brand new interview for his or her November challenge. In hindsight, she stated, she “totally” understands why a backlash occurred.
Adele, 33, additionally believes in proudly owning her errors.
“I could see comments being like, ‘The nerve to not take it down,’ which I totally get,” she stated. “But if I take it down, it’s me acting like it never happened. And it did. I totally get why people felt like it was appropriating.”
In the finish, the Grammy-winning artist — who will drop a long-anticipated new single, “Easy on Me,” on Oct. 15 — was served a heaping serving to of karma for her poor type, and never simply by way of dangerous press.
Rather, she discovered that bantu knots aren’t simply a coiffure — certainly, they serve a useful and beauty objective for sure hair sorts — and made the unlucky discovery that they’re novel to white girls for an excellent cause.
“I was wearing a hairstyle that is actually to protect Afro hair. [It] ruined mine, obviously,” she stated.
Elsewhere, the “Hello” crooner’s intensive interview for British Vogue additionally revealed new particulars concerning her divorce with ex Simon Konecki, 47, and the forthcoming album — possibly titled “30” — it helped encourage.
According to Adele, the new file is a private reckoning.
“I feel like this album is self-destruction, then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption,” she stated. “But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time.”