Maz’S Weekend Word: Adele And Her Haunted House, Rihanna Is Advised To Move To London, Nicki Minaj Talks Selling Out To Pop!
After winning a highly respectable 6 Grammy Awards and 2 BRIT Awards last month, down to earth Adele treated herself to a new mansion in Surrey, which she reportedly purchased for a cool £7 million. However, the singer has now said to pals that she believes the residence is haunted...
According to The Sun, the 23-year-old said to a friend: "I'm not rattling around here on my own. It gives me the creeps." After "hearing things that made her jump" she vowed never to spend a night alone in the 25 acre property, paying her bodyguard to stay with her every night.
Her friend continued to talk about the mansion that used to a convent: "Adele was so excited to be renting such a lavish property but it has not turned out as happily as it should have. She is convinced it is haunted. She knows about its religious history — and it's a big place to be in on your own in the dead of night. She can see the funny side but she is a sensible girl and knows there is no point taking chances with her safety."
Maybe it isn't a ghost in Adele's home, but a stalker who goes by the name of Rihanna! The Bajan star revealed a secret about Adele when she appeared on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ on Friday, saying: "Really, I came to the Brits to stalk Adele. It was nothing about the awards or the performance. For me, it was just to see Adele again. She doesn't know the depth of my affection, just the surface. She has no idea."
Maybe the two of them can hang out, since there are rumours that Rihanna will be relocating to London soon under her mentor Jay-Z's advice. An unnamed source recently spoke to more! Magazine about her collaboration with her ex, Chris Brown: “She'll have recorded with Chris not to shock but to remind the world that he's paid his dues and moved on, and that he's a very talented singer. I think she feels strongly that one bad moment in his life should not define who he is forever.”
That might be the case, but we know RiRi loves to shock, so perhaps it was a case of two birds and one stone? The source continued: “Rihanna has talked it over with Jay-Z and other friends and everyone's telling her it would be a great idea to move to London. On one hand, I'm sure she wants Chris back, but on the other, she must realise she's a role model to young girls and simply can't take back a boyfriend who beat her. The best way to avoid temptation is to remove yourself from it altogether.”
Nicki Minaj spoke to MTV News US over the weekend, even letting our co-workers visit her elaborate dressing room for an exclusive chat. The rapper has been going through a hard time as her audience have expressed a mixed reaction to her latest music and performances.
She said of her recent live shows: "That's just who I am. I was a theatre major; I studied theatre. It's funny because, even with the Grammys, that wasn't the first time I've done theatre. Like 'Moment 4 Life', I did a skit I was pretending to be an old lady, Martha, when I did 'Right Thru Me', I did a skit. I always try to do that when I have the forum to do it."
She also spoke about people's opinions of her selling out to pop, justifying those accusations like this: "I guess I am pop culture just because what I'm doing seems to be popular. I don't ask girls to wear pink hair, they just do it. It's not about black or white, I think it's just a statement. It doesn't matter which colour you are, it's just a statement of being fearless."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)