Adele has reacted to rumours that she had cancelled her Las Vegas residency due to problems with Rich Paul. 

On Tuesday night, the 33-year-old singer took to Instagram to clarify speculation about her marriage and whether or not she will perform at the BRITs. She joked that her 40 year old sports agent friend’sends him his love. 

Following rumors that Adele would be on stage for this year’s ceremony next Tuesday, Adele has confirmed her participation. This follows backlash from fans after she cancelled her Vegas shows in the closing hour.  

Defiant: Adele has hit back at rumours she cancelled her Las Vegas residency because she was having problems with her boyfriend Rich Paul

Adele is defending the rumours that she had cancelled her Las Vegas residency due to problems with Rich Paul

Adele wrote: ‘Hiya, so I’m really happy to say that I am performing at the Brits next week!!

‘Anddddd I’ll also be popping in to see Graham for a chat on the couch while I’m in town too! I’m looking forward to it! Rich also sends his love.

Adele captioned the photo with a smiling snap of herself in a plunging leopard print dress – far from the January 20th post, where she cried and said she couldn’t continue with her residency less than one day prior to her Caesars Palace debut.  

Hitting back: The singer, 33, defiantly took to Instagram on Tuesday night to address speculation over whether she would perform at the BRITs and the status of her relationship

Hit back: 33-year old singer posted on Instagram Tuesday night in defiance to answer speculations about her performance at the BRITs as well as the state of her relationship. 

Relationship: Paul, who manages the likes of NBA star LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, among other athletes, has been with the singer since early 2021 (pictured October)

Relationship: Paul manages NBA superstar LeBron Jam, Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons. They have been together since 2021. 

Chasing Pavements’ hitmaker, Chasing Pavements, is back at work. She told her followers that she will be appearing on The Graham Norton Show.  

Adele’s sassy Instagram posts comes after The New York Daily News’s Richard Johnson reported the singer called off ‘Weekends With Adele’ residency because of issues with Rich.

Sources said that the trouble is in paradise. She can’t do it because of that.

Sources close to Adele’s camp claim that Adele had been crying throughout rehearsals, interrupting them for phone calls with Paul.

Paul is the manager of NBA players LeBron Jam, Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons. Paul has been associated with the singer since 2021. 

Initial plans were for her residency to be open in the last week of April, and performances would continue through April. 

Adele was clearly emotional and told her fans, many who were at Sin City that there had been several reasons she decided to cancel the residency. 

She stated, “My show ain’t ready” 

Devastated: On January 20, Adele tearfully told fans she could not go ahead with the residency less than a day before her scheduled debut show

The devastation: Adele told her devastated fans on January 20 that she couldn’t continue with the residency less then a day before her planned debut show.

“We have done everything we could to make it work in time and to get it right for you. Delivery delays and COVID have completely destroyed our business. 

Before the news about her marriage issues broke, it was reported that she had been unhappy with the design of the stage, especially the swimming pool in the middle. 

Keith Urban, country music star and husband to Nicole Kidman announced that he would now play weekends at Caesars Palace from late March through early April 

Adele cancelled her appearance at the BRITs, citing backlash against her decision to cancel her residency.  

The Sun received word from a source saying that she was in discussions with her team regarding whether or not she would be able to appear on video. Although it’s quite a hassle, they are keen to have her participate in whatever way possible.

According to some reports, someone would have to accept the awards if she was the one receiving them. 

Sam Smith is one of many names already mentioned. Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, and Ed Sheeran also make up the opposition to Adele. But they’re all appearing unlikely.  

According to a source, they also approached Stormzy in hopes of persuading him.  

Adele has received four nods at this year’s BRIT Awards: Artist Of The Year, British Pop/R&B Act, British Album Of The Year and British Single Of The Year. 

Worries: Adele's cancellation prompted fears she would not go ahead with her performance at the BRITs over concerns of backlash for calling off her residence  (pictured at the BRITs 2016)

Worries: Adele’s cancellation prompted fears she would not go ahead with her performance at the BRITs over concerns of backlash for calling off her residence  (pictured at the BRITs 2016)

BRIT AWARDS Nominations 2022

Artist of the YEAR 



Ed Sheeran

Little Simz

Sam Fender



D-Block Europe

Little Mix

London Grammar

Wolf Alice


Holly Humberstone-WINNER

Bree Runway

Lola Young


A1 & J1 – Latest Trends

Adele – Easy On Me

Anne-Marie/KSI/Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play

Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember

Central Cee is Obsessed About You

Dave feat. Stormzy – Clash

Ed Sheeran, Bad Habits

Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

Glass Animals – Heat Waves

Joel Corry/Raye/David Guetta – Bed

KSI – Holiday

Nathan Evans/220Kid/Billen Red – Wellerman

Riton x Nightcrawlers ft. Mufasa & Hypeman – Friday

Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body

Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love


Joy Crookes

Central Cee

Self Esteem


Little Simz


Adele – 30

Dave – This is Our Together

Ed Sheeran, =

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under



Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran


Joy Crookes




Becky Hill

Calvin Harris


Joel Corry




Glass Animals

Sam Fender

Tom Grennan

Wolf Alice


AJ Tracey

Central Cee


Little Simz


Billie Eilish

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift





Silk Sonic

Drug War


ATB / Topic A7S Your Love (9PM).

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Ckay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)

Doja Cat with SZA – Kiss Me More

Drake feat. Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls

Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem

Jonasu – Black Magic

Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – Stay

Lil Nas X – Montero / Call Me by Your Name

Lil TJ & 6lack – Calling My Phone

Maneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave

Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4U

Polo G – Rapstar

Tiesto, The Business

The Weeknd: Save Your Tears


In January to be announced


 In January to be announced