Adele breaks her silence amid cultural appropriation scandal

Adele has broken her silence amid the cultural appropriation scandal she has faced since sharing a post to mark this year's cancelled Notting Hill Carnival. 

On Sunday, the Hello hitmaker, 32, was criticised for wearing a Jamaican flag bikini and styling her hair in bantu knots for an Instagram photo, causing a divisive storm which led to some slamming the move and others lauding the tribute. 

During Brandy and Monica's eagerly anticipated Verzuz Instagram Live broadcast on Monday, Adele took to the comments to pen: 'Wah Gwaan! Yow gyal, yuh look good enuh', in an apparent humorous response to the scandal. 

Opening up: Adele has broken her silence amid the cultural appropriation scandal she has faced since sharing a post to mark this year's cancelled Notting Hill Carnival

Opening up: Adele has broken her silence amid the cultural appropriation scandal she has faced since sharing a post to mark this year's cancelled Notting Hill Carnival

Row: The chart-topping singer was criticised for wearing a Jamaican flag bikini and styling her hair in bantu knots for an Instagram photo paying tribute to London's Notting Hill Carnival

Row: The chart-topping singer was criticised for wearing a Jamaican flag bikini and styling her hair in bantu knots for an Instagram photo paying tribute to London's Notting Hill Carnival 

The scandal erupted after Adele shared the striking snap, in which she paid homage to the carnival, yet accusations of appropriation were rife. 

Despite this, Naomi Campbell, MP David Lammy and endless reams of other fans lent their support to the star, while Piers Morgan echoed the statement and branded the row 'absolute guff' on Monday's Good Morning Britain. 

Seemingly unfazed by the news, Adele returned to social media while watching the live stream on Verzuz, a webcast series created by producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. The show was born during the COVID-19 pandemic as a virtual DJ battle.

After years of feud rumours, former collaborators Monica and Brandy joined for the first time in eight years, with the meet-up breaking records for Verzuz, by reaching 1million concurrent views and peaking at 1.2million.

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