Beloved songstress Adele showed that laughter can be the best medicine after a bad day, along with a whole lot of juice.
On Thursday, the 27-year old “Hello” singer gamely pulled a prank on Jamba Juice employees as part of her appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Similar to the host’s previous pranks, DeGeneres issued commands to Adele via an ear piece.
Prior to Adele’s arrival to the store, a woman acting as her assistant briefed the Jamba Juice employees that Adele wants to be treated like any other regular customer.
However, Adele was anything but regular, as she carried out odd requests. When she was told that Jamba Juice carries sizes small, medium and large, Adele asks if they have extra-large or extra-small. When the employee says they don’t have those sizes, she ordered for one large smoothie put in a small cup.
She then asked the employee what flavors they have, given that they don’t have it in England. Adele even pointed out, “Money is no object, alright?” The worker offered some suggestions, but Adele, following what DeGeneres’ asked her to say, kept saying no. Finally, she said, “You know what, I’ll take all of those.”
The Jamba Juice employees, clearly star-struck, kept their cool as Adele pulled other antics. She brandished a scissor from her purse, chopped off some wheat grass from behind the counter and chewed them like a deer. “This is good, actually,” she said while munching. At the end of the prank, however, she said the stuff is disgusting.
When it’s time to pay, she dumped the contents of her purse on the counter, revealing items such as a knife and handcuffs. Putting on a diva attitude, Adele asked, “Do I have to pay? I’m a star.”
A moment later, she revealed that it was all a prank courtesy of DeGeneres, generating a sigh of relief – and squeals – from the Jamba Juice employee.
In her interview with DeGeneres Adele also talked candidly about her botched Grammy Awards performance on Monday. The singer revealed that she cried “pretty much all day” when a technical glitch ruined her live rendition of “All I Ask” during the show. “I kept like spontaneously bursting into tears,” she said. "All I Ask" is one of the tracks in Adele's hit album "25," along with "Hello" and "When We Were Young."
The singer took to Twitter to explain what happened. "I wanted to tell everyone straight away because it seemed to be a lot of confusion about what it was," Adele said. "I was embarrassed.”
The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that's what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. Shit happens. X
— Adele (@Adele) February 16, 2016
She also clarified that contrary to reports, Justin Bieber had nothing to do with the technical issue. “We’re in great terms,” she clarified.
Despite her less-than-stellar performance, which fans are not used to, the audience gave Adele a standing ovation. The singer confessed that she wanted to bust a joke as she typically would, but she couldn’t, since it was live television. “Next time I have any sound issues I am gonna stop," she told DeGeneres. "I'll be like, 'Sorry that's not working for me. If we have time to do it again, let's do it. Otherwise, bye!'”
DeGeneres also gave Adele a chance to redeem herself, letting her perform “All I Ask” for the first time since the Grammy Awards. Expectedly, her number reminded everyone just how a great singer she really is. As Adele herself admitted, “I don’t think it could get worse than the Grammy’s… so I’m alright now.”