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The Rock On How He Managed To Surprise Adele At The Grammy Awards

February 8, 2023 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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As we previously reported, The Rock surprised Adele at the Grammy Awards this past weekend with the help of host Trevor Noah. In an interview with Variety, Rock detailed how the surprise came to be.

He said: “We wanted to do something special for Adele. I know that she is a very big fan of mine and has made that clear publicly many times. But I’ve got to tell you, I am a huge fan of hers, as well — her music, her journey, her openness and directness in how she speaks. I’ve always admired that about her. We were trying to figure out something to do that was going to be fun and surprise her, and we had kicked around ideas all week. The key to a surprise like that is to actually keep it a surprise. Myself and the Grammys went to great lengths to make sure that Adele was authentically surprised in the moment, and she was.

It was just a great surprise and I was able to chat with her a little bit and her boyfriend, Rich Paul. And talk about the universe meeting our friendship halfway: I get up onstage and I open that Grammy envelope and it said ‘Adele.’ So that’s why I was able to say, ‘Get up here best friend, Adele!’ It was such a special night. And she’s such a special iconic brilliant inspiring artist who has inspired a generation and who will continue to inspire generations to come. I love that woman. We had a really great time tonight. I think probably the best part about it is she’s just cool — and I had never met her before.