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Skepta says Adele is inspirational: 'She tells us how to treat her'

Back in May, 'Someone Like You' hitmaker Adele shared a photograph of Skepta on Twitter, which she accompanied with the caption "Tottenham Boy #konnichiwa", and he has now revealed that it was a great boost.

Speaking to press after he received a nomination for this year's Mercury Prize, he said that getting a shoutout from Adele helped his confidence:

“I was ready to quit that day. What it made me know was that being myself was the best thing I could have ever done. For Adele, for another artist who goes through the same things as me, knows how hard it it."

“I love how she keeps herself to herself, she is not in the papers, she’s not excited by other stuff. She knows it’s a blessing but she tells us how to treat her. She tells us, ‘Don’t run after me, don’t pap me, don’t follow me, don’t take me for these other artists.'"

When asked if a potential collaboration is on the cards between himself and Adele, Skepta added:

"We are both on the planet, hopefully something can happen, but there are so many artists that I thought, ‘When I meet them I want to collaborate with them’. But sometimes that’s not why you’re meant to meet. You’re meant to give each other a good life talk or push you in a better direction. Always going for the collaboration spoils it and I don’t want to spoil it.”

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