Adele’s Drunk Tweeting Caused Her Management to Take Twitter Access Away

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Remember that time when Adele used to breathe life into her Twitter followers with hilarious 140-character tidbits, the most retweetable of which offered candid glimpses into the British songstress' life? Well, it turns out there's a reason those screeched to a halt: Adele was drunk tweeting her thoughts to an audience of over 20 million users and it was getting out of hand, or so thought her management team.

In a revealing one-hour special, Adele at the BBC, taped this week with BBC host Graham Norton and set to air Nov. 20, the singing, songwriting powerhouse of a woman explains why her team took away Twitter access after a number of drunken hiccups. When an audience member raised the rumor that the singer was barred from accessing her personal Twitter account, the singer laughed and admitted it. "That is true, yeah," Entertainment Weekly reports. "I'm not a drinker any more, but when Twitter first came out I was drunk tweeting and nearly put my foot in it quite a few times."

"I'm not a drinker anymore, but when Twitter first came out I was drunk tweeting and nearly put my foot in it quite a few times."


"My management decided that you have to go through two people and then it has to be signed off by someone," Adele said in the BBC exclusive. "But they're all my tweets. No one writes my tweets. They just post them for me. So yeah, that's very, very true."

The singer then discussed other aspects of her career, from leaving and returning to music to her passion for writing albums. Adele at the BBC includes Adele's first live performance of "Hello," the massively successful single from upcoming album 25, which is also set for a Nov. 20 release.

Although it's not entirely clear which tweets were transmitted while under the influence, it's wildly amusing to offer guesses and some more guesses on what, perchance, may have been her "influence." 

Here are some of our thoughts:

Bud Light:

Chardonnay (buttery, not oaky):

White zinfandel:

Gin & tonic:

Champagne (bottle):

Carling (pint):

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Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta is a culture reporter at Mic, covering news, music and entertainment. He is based in New York and can be reached at criotta@mic.com

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