May 10th, 2011
06:20 PM ET
“Rumour Has It” that Adele’s ex-boyfriend is trying to get a piece of the Brit singer’s success.
According to U.K. paper The Sun, her ex feels that since Adele drew inspiration from their rocky relationship for her hit album “19,” he should get a cut of the royalties.
“For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it,” she told the paper. “Finally I said, 'Well you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.'”
The 2008 album earned Adele two Grammys, one for best new artist and another for best pop vocal performance with "Chasing Pavements." Her latest offering, “21,” has been No. 1 for six non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard charts.
“He really thought he’d had some input into the creative process by being a p--,” Adele said, although there is one thing she'll give him credit for.
“He made me an adult," she tells the paper, "and put me on the road that I’m traveling.”
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