London: Oscar-winning Adele has denied she snubbed Phil Collins for 25 following him calling her a "slippery little fish" for apparently dropping their collaboration.
The "Hello" hitmaker worked with the Genesis star last year, before she officially began recording her record-breaking third LP, reported Femalefirst. Although Phil thought his song just didn't make the cut, Adele has now claimed the reason the track didn't make the cut was because she wasn't "ready" and was prioritising looking after her three-year-old son Angelo.
"I met up with him (Phil) and he was so nice. He's such a genius. "But I met up with him in London super-early, like well before I was starting the record.
And I had this song in mind and I can't remember if I gave him a copy of the song or if I gave him a chorus or something, and then I just chickened out of everything. I went, 'Oh, I'm not ready.' And he called me a slippery fish!" The 27-year-old superstar insists there is "no bad blood" on her part over the track.
"I think he interpreted it that I decided I didn't want to work with him, but actually I decided I didn't want to write a record, period, at that point. But yeah, there's no bad blood there, or certainly not on my half."