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Adele Pays Tribute to Prince as U.S. Tour Kicks Off in Minnesota

by Antoinette Bueno 8:18 AM PDT, July 06, 2016
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Adele couldn't perform in St. Paul, Minnesota without finding a way to honor Prince.

The 28-year-old British singer kicked off her American tour in Prince's hometown on Tuesday night, and acknowledged the late legend who died in April. After the main video screen displayed the music video for Prince's 1994 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl In the World," Adele explained why she wouldn't be covering a Prince song.

"I did maybe consider covering a song, but f**k it, it's Prince," she admitted, according to Billboard.

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Of course, Adele did grace the audience with a few of her hits including "Hello," "Skyfall," "Someone Like You," and her current single, "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)."

The singer also hilariously dished on her visit to Minnesota, including her sample of the local cuisine.

"I had, like, a chicken on a donut, yeah?" Adele told the audience as they laughed. "Yeah, I went extra hard at the gym for that today. When I say extra hard, I mean, it's me, so, it's not that much."

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Adele has been her usual candid self during her sold-out world tour, which so far, has included shutting down people who recorded her performances on tripods, forgetting her own lyrics, and telling critics of her voice to "suck [her] d**k." Last month, she cried onstage at her show in Antwerp, Belgium, when she dedicated her performance to the victims of the devastating mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

"The LGBTQ community, they're like my soulmates since I was really young, so I'm very moved by it," she explained.

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