Last fall, sleuths in the British press reported that 31-year-old Adele, who had just filed for divorce from husband of two years and daddy of her baby, Simon Konecki, was maybe dating Skepta, a 37-year-old “grime” rapper (no, not the Mother Musk, grime is a British electronic hip hop genre). Both hail from Tottenham and apparently their friends were “hoping and predicting” they’d become a “great couple” one day. OK, dudes, calm them boners.
Sadly for these over-invested friends, the maybe-couple have maybe broken up. Last week Skepta released a new album, Insomnia, and some people think his songs suggest he and Adele are through. Imagine all these lyrics being rapped at you in a Cockney accent.
via The Sun:
But on the song Mic Check, he warns a potential partner about the pitfalls of dating a celebrity – such as himself – after Skepta’s own relationships with model Naomi Campbell and Adele became the focus of media interest.
He raps: “Can you handle the fame? You know you’re fucking with a star?
“When you’re fucking with me, they talk about you in the Press.”
I mean, yeah? I guess? It could also just be a reference to his past relationship with 49-year-old Naomi Campbell, which he gets into on the song “Interlude”:
Skepta – real name Joseph Adenuga – says: “How can I fall asleep when I’m on this FaceTime with Nao – shh. She got them Victoria Secrets that she’s tryna show me.”
Ohhhohoho, Skepta, you so naughty! Alluding to Naomi’s lingerie? Far too edgy for my uncool ears (my musical taste these days is just listening to the same Gordon Lightfoot song on repeat and weeping).
But seriously, this Skepta fella better watch out; he’s playing with fire. Is it really wise to fuck with Naomi, guilty of physical assault, and Adele, guilty of the lyrical assault of all her past lovers? And these are songs that EVERYBODY and their mother (and aunts, cousins, sisters, etc) will listen to. Adele’s ex-husband has already scheduled his Face/Off surgery in preparation for her next album. Word is that he sprung for whiskers!