Adele did NOT yell at Chris Brown at the Grammys: can you still love her?

At the Grammys on Sunday, Adele was just a few seats away from Rihanna and Chris Brown. When Adele won her Grammy, she actually sidestepped Chris and hugged Rihanna before going up to the stage (where some a—hole tried to Kanye her moment). The camera also caught an interesting moment when Frank Ocean won his Grammy – everybody stood for him except Chris Brown, and Adele noted Chris’s seated position with an excellent side-eye.

After the Grammys, several photos of Chris and Adele were published – go here to see. In one of the pics, Adele looks sort of like she’s telling Chris off and he looks humbled. Several tabloid sources claimed Adele was verbally smacking Chris because of the Frank Ocean thing. Unfortunately, Adele tweeted this:

[Via Adele’s Twitter]

Yeah. Sucks. I guess it’s nice to know that Adele has a Twitter (I didn’t know that) but I don’t like how so many people actually make the effort to acknowledge that they’re not hatin’ on Chris Brown. I’m not saying Chris needed to be completely shunned by everybody (although why not?), but is it too much to ask that we live in a world in which Adele (the supreme ruler of ALL) gets to school Chris Brown and there’s photographic evidence?

But even if Adele was complimenting Chris Brown (FOR WHY?!), can we just take a breath and realize that Adele is still really amazing? Even if we have to say that she’s only 99% amazing, that’s still way more amazing than most people.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    Absolutely, sweetie dahling!

  2. Katy says:

    I love her…no matter how nice she was to CB. It just shows she has more class in her little finger than he will ever have.

    • hmmmpf says:

      Maybe she did tell him something, but is too classy to tell the world.

      It could happend.

      • Aiobhan says:

        I was thinking that but then the boy monster might have posted something to his twitter feed in retaliation. Or maybe it could have been a great backhanded compliment that only the British no how to through out. I am hoping it it is the latter situation.

  3. nofkksgiven says:

    the chris brown hate is so old. a–holes will be a–holes. it is what it is.

    • Brittney says:

      Old? Maybe you need to read the police report. He ventured out of “a-hole” territory and into “violent, entitled, remorseless attempted murderer” territory a long time ago. Or you could read about a single thing he’s done in the aftermath. HIS attitude and actions are getting incredibly old; the hate should never go away until he does.

    • Susie Q says:

      You’re right, and Fist Brown IS ONE BIG AHOLE!

    • Cameron says:

      ITA it’s getting old especially when the person he abused is still with him,, told the World she’s madly in love him.. So who are they defending?? Granted, Chris is punk but damn. There are photos of Adele and CB too. It has nothing to do with Class. Maybe she figured that Rihanna is still hugged up with hm he may not be a horrible human being, he was 19 years when the incident happened, or maybe she can relate because her songs were about toxic relationships.

      • Katy says:

        It does have to do with class! Adele is too classy to either stoop to his level by saying something harsh, or too classy to tell the world she ripped him like we all hope she did.

      • Tiffany says:

        It is pretty typical of an abuse victim to get back with their abuser. That doesn’t mean CB should be forgiven, that just shows how much of a victim Rhianna is.

        He hasn’t acted remorseful and is STILL repeatedly violent! Throwing chairs through windows on Good Morning America, fighting Drake, fighting Frank Ocean…I would say you had a point if he was working with abuse shelters, doing PSA about domestic violence, or had at the very, very least keeping his hands to himself.

      • vvvoid says:

        Like someone said above, read the effing police report.
        I am a grad student in forensic psych, I have my certificate in criminal behavioral profiling, I’m not talking out of my a** here, what he did was not just the result of immaturity and a bad temper. Chris Brown is seriously violent and dangerous person. He was trying to beat Rihanna to death, but was hindered by the fact that he was also DRIVING A CAR at the time.
        I don’t know how many times I have to say it, but I am certain if he had not been driving a car, Rihanna would have been dead or close to it when he finished with her.
        He had to run away and stop short of strangling her to death because her screams got the attention of the residents in the neighborhood they pulled over to. He pulled over so he could beat her harder and use both of his hands.
        The fact that people inside the music industry, including Adele, don’t shun him the way he deserves disgusts me.
        I like Adele but now I kind of find her spineless. Posing for a photo with him?
        That’s an endorsement.

      • Riana says:


        Agreed. You don’t have to talk down to anyone and show your disapproval in a public scene. That being said you don’t have to pose for a pic with them and compliment them either.

        This isn’t politics. No lives are on the line. No countries could go to war. The fact she posed with him rings true to me of all the other Hollywood types who dismiss any crime with “Oh he’s such an artist!”

      • vvvoid says:


        Exactly. She definitely didn’t have to pose for a smiley happy photo with him. I know it’s socially awkward to have people saying “let’s get a photo of you !” or whatever and politely decline, but what’s worse, doing that or having a photo going around the web of you looking supportive posing for a photo with a violent jerk like Chris Brown? Especially on Grammy night, the first Grammmy awards since he viciously beat and choked her that Chris steps out with Rihanna?
        And just because Rihanna has battered woman syndrome and is too damaged to recognize what’s really going on inside of her to draw her back to her abuser doesn’t mean that everyone else should just act like it’s all OK until he beats the crap out of her again or she winds up dead.
        He hasn’t done a single thing to show remorse or a capacity to understand how grave and repulsive his actions were. He continues to act out violently, he continues to demonstrate the inability to control his anger and he has a sense of entitlement that makes me want to scream. Getting to pose with the likes of Adele is something he doesn’t deserve at all. And then for her to go out of her way to say she was “complimenting” him as if it would have been the worst thing in the world for people to think she cussed him out for being a douche…that irritates me. I don’t expect her to actually dress him down at an awards show, or ever, but to go out of her way to seemingly show a level of support for him is tooooo much. He doesn’t deserve it.
        I am big on forgiving people, but only when they seem humble and remorseful and willing to change. He’s the opposite of these things.

      • Me Three says:

        By saying that t he was “only” 19 when he beat the you know what out of Rihanna are you actually suggesting that it was just something that happened because he was young?

  4. Aiobhan says:

    Yes, I still do love her but just a little bit less for not yelling at the spoiled boy monster. And he should be shunned along with everyone like him.

  5. happyhomo says:

    I cannot stand Chris Brown but I don’t really get why people were standing up for Frank ocean.His album was not that great.Is it because he is openly bi or whatever.Then he performed the worst song on the album and gave the worst performance of the night.What the hell would Adele care if Chris Brown applauded a guy he was just in a fight with anyway?

    • Riana says:

      You don’t get why people were standing up and clapping for Frank when he won an award?

      Have you ever been to a formal event?

    • Kim says:

      Well Channel Orange made almost every end of year top Album list and was the #1 album for Spin,Entertainment Weekly,Guardian,#2 Rolling Stone.BTW Brown’s Fortune didn’t make any of the list that Ive seen .So a lot of people in the music industry thought it was a great album.BTW Miguel made all the list as well.I DK why Brown was even nominated Trey Songz had a better album.IMO

    • Skins says:

      You know, I think you are right. I had never really heard any of Frank’s music before so I was interested to hear him. That song he played was about the worst thing I have heard all year. (Well, except for Miley’s version of “Rebel Yell” the less said about that on the better?

      • yolo112 says:

        lol.. I said the exact same thing. I had heard people talking about how aaahhhmazing Frank was and then he did this weird Forest Gump thing and was literally like…??? …???…wtf was that?? And WHY are people claiming him to be so awesome?!I was and am seriously confused. But I also wanna add – this thing that happened with Adele and Chris was all made up. Like someone saw the pic and was like “oh! I bet THIS is what happened!” when it was all b.s., made up for the sake of tabloid sales. Kinda like saying Chris was the ONLY person NOT standing when Frank won..which was also a false statement…you just never see the full pan of the REST of the audience, just the part the media wants you to see… I think the Chris bashing IS getting old and people need to move on. They did, so should everyone else..

    • Sweet Dee says:

      I don’t get the Frank Ocean love, either, and I’m glad I’m not the only one. I just don’t get why he’s a thing.

      Regardless, at an awards ceremony of any type, the appropriate thing to do is stand when someone’s award is announced. Chris didn’t stand up for anyone but Rihanna, though.

    • Dani says:

      I don’t understand the Frank Ocean love either, he acts just as entitled and douchey as most artists do and I don’t even think he’s that great. Miguel deserved that win more than anyone in the category, especially after that 4 min performance that basically made the night.

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      Yeah, it wasn’t FO’s best performance, which was a shame (and I say that as a fan). Have to admit I was disappointed, since I have heard him sing live and he was and is amazing. I think nerves got him on the night or something.
      And Channel Orange was a *great* album. Much more interesting to listen to than the auto tuned absolute crap that Fist Clown puts out.
      But everyone has different opinions about things, so some people talking smack about FO isn’t going to change my feelings about him or his music. JM2C.

      • Kim says:

        He tweeted he couldnt hear his keyboards so some of it was technical.He was wearing tape on injured finger.Also a lot it was nerves.I liked that he took a risk with the video and slower version of Forest .I like Frank and Miguel.Hopefully Miguel will get more buzz most people I know are not familiar with him.His music hasn’t crossed over .

    • vvvoid says:

      I love Frank Ocean I didn’t hear the whole album but Swim Good is a song that really gets to me.
      “Ima try to swim from something bigger than me…”
      The lyrics and how he delivers them make me cry.

  6. bluhare says:

    I don’t buy it. I think she was, and now she’s saying that to get it to die down.

    Go Adele!

  7. Monie says:

    Because Adele has class and doesn’t want her actions misrepresented in any way, no matter how hated the person is on the other end. Chris Brown’s crappy personality and piss poor excuse for being a human being does not negate his musical talent. The Grammys are a celebration of music not humanitarian or domestic violence causes. Plus clapping seemed fine, I didn’t realize Frank Ocean is on the same level as the National Anthem in that all must stand. Sheesh.

    • kristin says:

      Come on now. You know he didn’t stand because he’s still mad about their fight, and YES he is expected to stand because its an award show, for good ess sakes.

      Fist Brown himself would go on a Twitter rampage if Ocean kept his butt in his chair

    • Raven says:

      Agreed. She likely tweeted because she didn’t want people making things up, churning up feuds where they don’t exist.

  8. Jm says:

    She could be the best of both worlds – maybe she did actually yell at him, but is too discreet to tell us all about it. :-)

  9. lola lola says:

    Yes, I still love her. She’s marvelous no matter what. Chris Brown is just a talentless nobody and will be forgotten as soon as Rihanna learns to leave him alone.
    p.s. Adeles dress is quite ballsy. Not exactly flattering but I love that she wore it!

  10. Riana says:

    She’s not side-eyeing him at all in the photo, this is why I sometimes think gossip rumors are idiotic.

    She’s clearly looking at Frank, her head is just slightly turned in Brown’s direction.

    I figured she wasn’t yelling at him since some folks claimed she took pics with him. Sucks. Sad to say I’m sure very soon close to everyone in Hollywood and the media will start ignoring Chris abusing Rihanna completely.

    I blame this on the way folks pick and choose when abuse is bad by how useful the person is to their career. Miranda Lambert calls out Chris but ignores Glenn Campbell. Abuse is situationally wrong rather than across the board wrong. I’m disappointed in Adele but whatever, not like I know anything about her moral viewpoints. She’s just a good singer.

  11. magda says:

    that photo doesn’t look like complimenting each other at all!

  12. Kim says:

    If you watch the Grammys Brown didn’t stand up for any of the winners.If he was dissing Frank he would not have clapped.Much ado about nothing.A more interesting tidbit is that police chief in Va who claimed Chris completed his community service resigned yesterday.The police chief was in charge of monitoring Chris rather than local probation department.Very fishy

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      What bugs me is that everyone else got up and he didn’t. Because he’s too good for that shit? Whatever. Standing is usually a sign of respect and this just shows that he has none, for himself or anyone else.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Well the r&b half of the crowd refused to even clap while seated aftre Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley performed..they were pretty bad, but granted not clapping at all, very tacky. Guess they dont respect those two either.

  13. idk says:

    She may have been complimenting him on his album (he DID have some good music out this past year)…also why are we assuming Adele even knew about the whole Frank Ocean/Chris Brown fight? She has a new baby to care for and I doubt she’s all over the gossip blogs. Just sayin’…though I could be totally wrong lol.

  14. Reece says:

    She could’ve been saying nice suit for all we know. No matter what she personally feels she’s not going to blast him in a room full of people and on tv. It’s just classy.
    Unlike some others…

  15. shewolf says:

    If I had an issue with someone and they won an award I wouldnt give a standing ovation… sore loser/spiteful? Nope. I won’t be fake, thats why. I’d never say anything against the person getting an award but standing ovation? Never.

  16. minime says:

    I love Adele but I’m sad she didn’t yell at him (hey, someone should!) and that she took that friendly photo with him, although I know that it must be hard to get away from something like that. Yes, it is sad to see that a guy who battered his girlfriend is all out and about. We do live in a strange world.

  17. Dawn says:

    Although it is unfortunate that she wasn’t telling him off I still like her lots. She has style this one and real talent that should keep her around as long as she wants to stay. I don’t see him at the same talent level so I don’t think he will actually hang in there for too long, plus with his anger issues it seems more than likely he will kill someone and be a jailbird before too long.

  18. GossipG says:

    She shouldnt have commented on this.Why lie..we can all see the body language.

  19. aims says:

    Too bad she didn’t.

  20. lucy2 says:

    Part of me would have loved her yelling at him, but the other part of me is happy she’s just a class act all around.

  21. Katie says:

    I don’t blame her for not wanting to get into a childish twitter war of the likes of Chris Brown. And perhaps she said that they were complimenting each other in a tongue and cheek manner.

  22. Nev says:


  23. sunnyinseattle says:

    Just because she tweeted that she didn’t yell at him doesn’t mean she didn’t. Maybe she was just saying that. It looked like she was and I’m gonna go on believing she did. ;-) GO ADELE! :-)

  24. lower-case deb says:

    “Heeeeeyyyy!!! You’re still alive, Chris! Well Dooooonnnnee!!”

    that’s a compliment too, right?

  25. Jayna says:

    He didn’t get up for a standing ovation for an award. It wasn’t a performance. What’s his name next to him didn’t get up either. The point is Chris clapped for him. They had just very recently gotten into an altercation, so bad blood. I don’t like Chris, but as long as he clapped for the winner of the award, which he did, he gets by on this one.

    • Thiajoka says:

      I absolutely hate to defend Chris Brown, but I agree with you about this–he didn’t stand but he was applauding. So yeah, there’s a lot to hate about him, but this isn’t one of those things.

  26. Thiajoka says:

    I don’t have an opinion about her one way or the other, but that dress is god-awful.

  27. teehee says:

    Its called social tact, which Brown utterly lacks. Even if you dont like someone, you can have respect at the lightest and most superficial level. Because its called social skills.

    • Eleonor says:

      Agreed, personally I wouldn’t bash anyone I don’t even know. If he approached her to compliment the only reasonable thing to do is to thank quickly and end it there.

  28. RHONYC says:

    she’s giving Boy George-meets-Divine in that dress. 8O

  29. Tommy says:

    That dress is still hideous.

  30. mom2two says:

    Do you really think that Chris Brown would have just sat there and took it if Adele yelled at him?
    This is same guy who lost his mind when Robin Roberts asked him a simple question about Ri-Ri. The same one who has gotten into fights with Drake and Frank Ocean. Countless twitter arguments. We all know about Rihanna.
    I cannot imagine him just sitting there and listening while Adele dressed him down. Which made think the whole story was bogus. He doesn’t have the self control not to over react in a situation.

  31. Shannon says:

    Why would Adele lower herself to such Tom foolery? Who would want to be a part of Fist Brown and his ridiculous drama. Of course she is still loved.

  32. smith says:

    I’m hoping she was just being polite and doesn’t want the hassle of being attacked by Brown’s loser fans. Can’t say I blame her if that’s the case, check the tweets or rantings of the majority of “Team Breezy” supporters – a bunch of illiterate buffoons who are setting the human race back 100 years.

  33. Kosmos says:

    LOVE Adele, no matter what happened. She has class and doesn’t really care what the world says about her. However, I don’t really love that dress–too busy–too full–too bright. She’s a class act though, and extremely talented, unlike JLo and a few others I could name.

  34. jaye says:

    Why should we expect Adele to chastise Chris Brown? It’s not her responsibility to make sure CB behaves like a human being. I’m sure anything she could have said to him wouldn’t have any impact anyway.

  35. Moi says:

    IMO it’s not Adele’s responsibility to shame CB. It’s Rihanna’s. And she’s given women a bad name. As much as I think Chris Brown has MAJOR anger issues and has yet to own up to them, he’s talented. Therefore, the music industry is going to continue praising him. It’s not like Adele to cause a controversy with Chris Brown. It’s like Adele to be known for her amazing, out of this world talent. And that wonderful foul mouth of hers. I would so turn gay for her.

  36. Lexi says:

    Chris brown sucks, how can people still be nice and compliment a woman beater

  37. Shelly says:

    I actually do believe she was chastising him…but being the person that she is she doesn’t want to be seen as part of that crowd “Hating on Chris Brown”, which seems to be everybody’s favourite thing to do. The body language speaks volume.