Adele’s team has a system for ensuring she doesn’t drunk-tweet

That explains the flip phone.


Christine Friar


Published Nov 6, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 4:44 pm CDT

We might finally have an explanation for the flip phone in Adele‘s “Hello” music video.

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Apparently, one too many drunk tweets from the singer convinced her team to revoke her tweeting rights. She still writes everything herself, but her tweets now pass through several filters.

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Adele explained the situation during a recent appearance on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show.

“Rumour has it, you’re not allowed access to your own Twitter account,” a member of the audience said.

“That is true, yeah, ha ha ha,” Adele answered. “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. So my management decided that you have to go through two people and then it has to be signed off by someone. 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 good news is, with an upcoming album to promote, she’s been on her best behavior and tweeting some really good stuff lately. 

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Good work, Adele.

H/T Mashable | Screengrab via Adele/Instagram

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*First Published: Nov 6, 2015, 4:04 pm CST