Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, responded to the backlash that stirred after he mentioned that the Grammy-nominated artist Adele was ” too fat,” and explained that it was taken out of context and apologized.
This is what Lagerfeld originally said about Adele:
“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad.The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”
“I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought,” Lagerfeld told Metro.
“What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can’t wait for her next CD.”
Karl let’s not play b/c you used to be 90 lbs heavier…
Story from L.A. Times:
Rapper Kanye West nabbed a leading seven nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards announced Wednesday, but the rapper ceded the brightest light of music industry esteem to British singer Adele, whose six nominations include the most prestigious categories: record, album and song of the year.
West’s nods came predominantly in rap categories, though he has a co-writer credit for “All of the Lights,” in the song of the year competition. His “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” CD is nominated for rap album. Adele’s “21” is the biggest-selling album of 2011, with sales of nearly 4.7 million. Her singing voice has been temporarily silenced, however, by vocal cord surgery, which prematurely ended her American tour. It’s not clear whether Adele will be sufficiently recovered to perform when the Grammy Awards are handed out Feb. 12 in Los Angeles.
Her single “Rolling in the Deep” is up for the record of the year honor, which recognizes performance and production, along with Bon Iver’s “Holocene,” Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” Mumford & Sons’ “The Cave” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.”
Adele’s “21” will compete with the Foo Fighters’ “Wasting Light,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Mars’ “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” and Rihanna’s “Loud” for album of the year.
Best new artist nominees along with Bon Iver are country trio the Band Perry, rappers J. Cole and Nicki Minaj and Los Angeles-based DJ-dance music performer Skrillex.
British neo-soul and jazz singer Amy Winehouse, who died of an alcohol poisoning in July, collected a posthumous nomination for her duet with Tony Bennett on “Body and Soul,” which is up for pop duo or group performance.
Surprisingly, the two fastest-selling albums of the last 12 months, Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” — the first collections in more than five years to sell more than 1 million copies in their first week of release — collectively generated just one nomination in the top four categories, an album of the year nod for “Born This Way.”
Swift, whose third album has sold almost 3.8 million copies, is vying for country album honors, and her anti-bullying single “Mean” is nominated for country song and solo performance.
Nominations in 78 categories across all musical genres were announced by the Recording Academy, which sponsors the awards. Earlier this year, academy officials announced controversial rule changes that, among other things, eliminated 31 awards categories. The organization was responding to complaints that the awards had become too unwieldy and overlapped in some instances.
The Grammys are determined by about 13,000 voting members. The eligibility period for nominated recordings was Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011. The 2011 awards will be televised on CBS-TV from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011.” This is the statement that fans get on the front page of her website. “She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments.”
This isn’t the first time that she had to cancel show’s due to her voice. Most of the year she’s had laryngitis and that’s an easier problem to “heal” from, rest. Apparently Adele condition progressed to a vocal cord hemorrhaging, a more serious condition involving bleeding.
In a blog post to her fans she lets them know…”I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever. … My voice is weak and I need to build it back up.”
Awww, I ♥ me some Adele! Her album 21 is the bomb.com and I was looking forward to potentially seeing her at the Grammys. 😦 This chick KNOWS she can SANG!!!! Hopefully see will make a full recovery!