Adele to her audience in Vegas: ‘throw something at me and I’ll f—ing kill you’

There are many ways in which the world is falling apart, but I have to say that I did not have “people throwing shit at singers on stage” on my bingo card. I guess it’s nice to know that I can still be surprised. In June a concert-goer assaulted Bebe Rexha with his cell phone, hitting her in the eye and requiring stitches. The “fan” was arrested and charged with multiple counts of assault and harassment. Then a week later someone threw a baggie of her mother’s ashes at Pink. Although the incident didn’t result in stitches, arrest or charges, it was nevertheless supremely icky. A couple of days ago Kelsea Ballerini was hit with a bracelet while performing in Idaho. Well, Adele isn’t waiting around for her attack. While performing at her Weekends with Adele residency in Las Vegas recently she decided to get ahead of any nefarious acts and challenged the audience to try something with her, and thank goodness someone in the audience recorded her:

Adele has a word of advice for anyone thinking about throwing something at her while she’s onstage: Don’t.

The “Easy on Me” singer, 35, recently addressed a recent string of incidents involving concertgoers assaulting artists by hurling objects at them, with a prominent example being Bebe Rexha getting hit in the face with a cellphone during a sold-out concert in New York City last month.

“Have you noticed how people are, like, forgetting f—ing show etiquette at the moment?” Adele asked the crowd at a recent show for her Weekends with Adele residency at Las Vegas’ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, according to footage shared by fans.

“People are throwing shit on stage, have you seen them?” she continued, while holding a T-shirt gun, before delivering a warning. “I f—ing dare you. Dare you throw something at me and I’ll f—ing kill you.”

The British icon ended her rant by firing a T-shirt into the crowd, and saying, “These people have lost it. Can you imagine?”

[From Good Morning America]

I love everything about this. It’s peak FAFO energy. I admit I have a real soft spot for people who give etiquette notes while swearing like sailors. But Adele really ups the ante with the addition of wielding the T-shirt gun. It’s a very multi-layered move: on the one hand she’s a Brit in America and it reads like, “Ok Americans, I’ll speak your language of guns so you take me seriously!” (but, of course, in a non-lethal way). And then there’s the blatant, juicy ridiculousness of the fact that she shoots something into the audience… while telling them not to throw something at her under any circumstances. It’s brilliant (as the Brits would say). It just doesn’t bode well for her future teachers if she does get that degree in English literature when her residency is over. “Give me a B! I f—ing dare you!!”

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  1. Shawna says:

    I’m going to giggle about this all day. Only I get to throw things, she says, blasting T-shirts into the crowd. Legend.

    WTF was the energy in Vegas this week??

  2. Embee says:

    Good for her. Get out ahead of it and if someone is stupid enough to throw something she walks off and the crowd turns on her assailant

  3. Mrs. Harrison Ford says:

    First off, no one should throw things at the goddess that is Adele. Second, with how much I paid to see her both times, there is no f$cking way I would throw something because I would definitely get kicked out. Third, don’t throw things at people unless they’re Nazis.

  4. Lorelei says:

    I never would have guessed it was Adele in that picture!

  5. Spillthattea says:

    She’s so messy I love her

  6. Nicegirl says:

    Adele 🔥 💕 🖖

  7. Chantal says:

    Haha, Get ’em Adele! Love her.
    Singer Ne-yo just kicked a female fan off stage bc she grabbed and took his hat off his head. It’s sad, and a little funny, that stars have to threaten their audience before and/or during their shows. Haha, who knew that some of these stars were so gangster? And you know most of them can and will follow through with their threat. When I was younger and slightly less wise (haha), and paid hundreds of dollars to see my favorite star perform (Prince) and some moron ruined it by acting a fool, myself and other concert goers would be ready to fight. And I wasn’t a fighter. We just didn’t play that and we knew how to act. But I stopped going to concerts when audience members started drowning out the musicians singing by singing entire songs louder and off key.

    For a generation laser focused on boundaries and personal space, they sure don’t seem to have any issues invading others for the chance to go viral. Someone said that eventually there will be a mesh or screen of other material between the audiences and stars. I think between throwing things and clown fans running onstage, stars are going to either start being armed themselves or having an armed guards onstage with them during their acts. These are very scary times to be a public figure. I’ll bet these stars are longing for the days when people used to just throw underwear on stage…

    • Jan90067 says:

      I *think* it was Gaga who performed a couple of yrs ago behind a mesh curtain, and there was a ruckus about it, someone *did* throw something and that’s how it was noticed…? Anyone else remember that?

  8. HeyKay says:

    Good for her for saying something.
    These audiences are out of control lately.
    The entertainer is the focus, not the audience members.

    The person who tossed their Mums ashes in a baggie on stage at Pink is just WTH?

    Adele, throwing out the F N every other word while reminding people to use their manners and behavior. LOL

  9. dlc says:

    To get close enough to throw something on stage you would have to pay SO much money! So rich people are throwing shit at performers….wtf?

  10. Sass says:

    Many many years ago when I was a skinny 19yo I won tickets to an outdoor music festival with some big names including Cake as the headliner. I took my youngest brother. Some wasted girl up front tried to grab the lead singer’s vibraslap and he stopped the song to lecture her. I was like “good!” Honestly why can’t people just behave?

  11. Jeanette says:

    I though the pic on this story was Coco Austin at first and now I cant unsee it.

  12. AngryJayne says:

    Good on her.
    I go to concerts every year or so, and I’d tackle the shit out of someone that did something to ruin/derail the show.

    Tickets are too expensive for that shit lol

  13. Megs283 says:

    Do you remember ages ago when a “fan” groped Tim McGraw and Faith Hill paused the concert to yell at them? People need to get a grip and remember themselves.