Adele Moved To LA Because She 'Could Never Afford' Same Life In London
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Adele, who is from London - where she is also said to own an £11 million Kensington mansion - explained that it was partly down to the quality of life that LA gave her, but that it also came down to money.
"Most of my life is in a car or inside a building," she said.
"I wanted fresh air and somewhere I could see the sky. Also, once I had Angelo, in England if you haven't got a plan with a young child and it's raining, you're f****d.
"And the kind of house I have in LA I could never afford in London. Ever."
According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2021, the star is worth £130 million ($176 million).
When asked if she 'probably could' afford the right property, Adele added: "No, I looked at houses. It's like hundreds of millions of pounds. I don't have that much money at all. I'd throw up."
In the same interview, Adele also responded to the backlash from an Instagram photo from last year, saying she 'totally' understands why people were accusing her of cultural appropriation.
Last August, she shared an Instagram post to mark what would have been the weekend of Notting Hill's famous carnival, which was cancelled for the first time in more than 50 years due to the pandemic.
In the photo, the singer was wearing a bikini top bearing the Jamaican flag, while her hair had been tied into Bantu knots.
At the time, many people argued that she was culturally appropriating black culture through her choice of clothing and hairstyle.
Reflecting on the fallout more than one year on, Adele admitted she 'didn't read the f*****g room'.
Speaking in her Vogue interview, she said: "I could see comments being like, 'the nerve to not take it down,' which I totally get. But if I take it down, it's me acting like it never happened.
"And it did. I totally get why people felt like it was appropriating.
"I had thought, if you don't go dressed to celebrate the Jamaican culture - and in so many ways we're so entwined in that part of London - then it's a little bit like, 'What you coming for, then?'
"I didn't read the f*****g room. I was wearing a hairstyle that is actually to protect Afro hair. Ruined mine, obviously."