The 27-year-old is keeping it real in TIME's new cover story, where she had a message for her fellow A-list musicians.
"Some artists, the bigger they get, the more horrible they get, and the more unlikable," she said. "I don't care if you make an amazing album -- if I don’t like you, I ain't getting your record. I don't want you being played in my house if I think you're a bastard."
Adele isn't naming names when it comes to the music she won't buy, but the singer did recently gush over another international pop star.
"Maybe Rihanna can be in my squad! That would be really cool. Oh, God. She’s life itself, isn’t she? I love her," the Brit said in Rolling Stone last month. She doubled down on the compliment in an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, joking: "I am on the edge, living life on the edge waiting for [Rihanna's new album, ANTI]... I'm the biggest RiRi fan. I love her."
Adele looks stunning in red on the cover of TIME, titled "The Year Ahead," in which she's featured alongside Paul Ryan, Stephen Curry, Satya Nadella, Riccardo Tisci, Gillian Anderson and more. The chanteuse could not have been more humble when discussing her massive 25 album, which sold 3.38 million copies in the U.S. in its first week and topped *NSYNC's No Strings Attached with the highest sales week ever.
"It's a bit ridiculous," she commented. "I'm not even from America. Maybe they think I'm related to the Queen. Americans are obsessed with the royal family."
Well, that's true. We all pretty much lost it last week over this adorable new family photo from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. See Princess Charlotte's cute little smile in the video below.