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Adele’s ex-boyfriend wanted royalties for being a jerk

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It's starting to be pretty obvious why this guy was terrible enough to write a whole album about: Adele's anonymous, very classy ex-boyfriend, who inspired the majority of her heartbreak-laden album 19, apparently tried to lay claim to a share of the record's profits, arguing that he had provided enough of the source material to justify it. He also did this three years after its initial release, having heard about a surge in sales.

"He really thought he'd had some input into the creative process by being a prick," Adele said in a recent interview. "For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it. Finally, I said 'Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.'" Well said. Also, worth noting that Adele just did the world the favor of preventing a seriously annoying legal precedent. Can you imagine a world where exes were legally entitled to profit from art made about them? Great for the likes of Dave Coulier and whoever Carly Simon actually wrote "You're So Vain" about, awful for basically everyone else.