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It's starting to be pretty obvious why this guy was terrible enough to write a whole album about: Adele's anonymous, very classy ex-boyfriend, who inspired the majority of her heartbreak-laden album 19, apparently tried to lay claim to a share of the record's profits, arguing that he had provided enough of the source material to justify it. He also did this three years after its initial release, having heard about a surge in sales.

"He really thought he'd had some input into the creative process by being a prick," Adele said in a recent interview. "For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it. Finally, I said 'Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.'" Well said. Also, worth noting that Adele just did the world the favor of preventing a seriously annoying legal precedent. Can you imagine a world where exes were legally entitled to profit from art made about them? Great for the likes of Dave Coulier and whoever Carly Simon actually wrote "You're So Vain" about, awful for basically everyone else.

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Commentarium (6 Comments)

May 11 11 - 7:06pm

I gotta say, not my style, but it's awesome that he's doing this. Kudos to him if he pulls it off. I mean, if he was so terrible, why in the hell was she with him in the first place? Hey, not my problem.

May 11 11 - 10:39pm

Are you kidding? Why "kudos to him" if he pulls it off? Congrats to whoever can get away with making a ridiculous claim to someone else's money and getting away with it? The fact that she was in a voluntary relationship with him for any amount of time has nothing to do with it. Because of an apparent lapse in judgment on her part, this person has legal right to her money?

Any art, be it literature, sculpture, music, etc. is inspired, more often than not, by real life. Just because someone acting like a total prick inspires you to write a song, they can't claim credit for your work.

P.S. Great parting line... Um, it wasn't your problem in the first place, so why did you care enough to remark on it??

May 12 11 - 10:37am

yikes, why are you even responding to such an obvious troll?

May 12 11 - 12:08pm

Any of us who have ever been with a prick would have been with the prick for a period of time before no longer being with said prick.

May 13 11 - 7:02pm

It's my curse...

May 11 11 - 9:46pm

Adele is such a bad chick

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