Adele’s Ex-Boyfriend Demanded Royalties

Here’s something to make you feel better about all the frogs you’ve kissed: Bet Adele’s ex is worse than yours!

The “Chasing Pavements” powerhouse isn’t nearly as saavy at picking men as she is at churning out soul singles — a fact that came back to haunt her shortly after her melancholy album 19 sold millions of copies back in 2009. The Brit poured her emotions into her music after calling it quits with an unnamed partner. She always knew her phantom lover was a cad, but Adele was downright stunned when the guy recently contacted her and asked about receiving a payment from her earnings. You heard right, the ex demanded a slice of the royalties from her chart-topping debut disc after learning that several of the tracks that helped the album go platinum were actually inspired by their breakup.

She told him, in no uncertain terms, that being a complete (__Fill in the blank__) did not entitle him to money and that anything she’s earned she deserved for living through the hell he put her through.

“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.’ He really thought he’d had some input into the creative process by being a p**ck. I’ll give him this credit – he made me an adult and put me on the road that I’m traveling.”

You go girl!

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