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After selling millions of albums and winning multiple Grammys, there's no denying that Adele is an international superstar. But the British singer says she prefers to keep her personal life private.
In a special interview with Matt Lauer airing on NBC June 3, Adele -- who was raised in the working-class Tottenham neighborhood of London -- explains that despite her success she is not comfortable with media scrutiny accompanying her meteoric rise to stardom.
"I was adopting an Ethiopian child ... that's not true," she tells Lauer about the various stories about her to hit the tabloids. "God, there's been so many [rumors about me]."
The "Rumor Has It" singer, 24, is very clear about her relationship to fame: "I don't want to be a celebrity...I don't want to be in people's faces."
And even though she's often speculated about in the papers, Adele says that she's grateful to occasionally avoid the paparazzi.
"I've managed to stay out of the public eye," she revealed. "The other day I walked through Trafalgar Square on a Sunday afternoon, a tourist haven. I was a bit worried... I was in my pajamas as well because I had been working the day before...[but] nobody recognized me. A couple of people looked round, but... like, 'What would she be doing walking through Trafalgar Square in pajamas?'"
When Lauer asks her if she hopes she's still buzzed about in 10 years, Adele answered that she wants to keep doing what she does best.
"I just want to make music," she insisted. "I mean, I still hope I have a little bit of clout in ten years. But all I've ever wanted to do was sing."