May 17th, 2012
09:29 AM ET
Adele viewed Amy Winehouse as an inspiration, and it appears that Winehouse had also been paying close attention to Adele's unstoppable success.
Mark Ronson, who collaborated extensively with Winehouse during her career, told the Village Voice recently that he'd spoken to Winehouse prior to her passing about working together again, but that Adele's rise might've set her on edge.
"What little time we had, well, it was tense," Ronson said. "She was in a bad state, God knows why. I think that the Adele thing had Amy freaked out. She liked her, but Adele's success was making Amy feel upset, competitive, restless."
Unfortunately, Ronson never did get the opportunity to work with Winehouse again.
"We lost touch briefly," he recalled. "And before she and I could really start the process of beginning a new album, it was too late."
Winehouse was found dead in her London home last July at the age of 27.
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