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Who is this mysterious ex, anyway? It’s the best-kept secret in pop music, an identity guarded as much as any given Witness Protection recipient. Anyway, whoever he is, he feels a little ripped off by Adele’s success. Specifically, he thinks that because he was enough of a raging cad to inspire 21, that constitutes helping out with the songwriting. “He really thought he’d had some input into the creative process by being a p****. I’ll give him this credit–he made me an adult and put me on the road that I’m traveling,” Adele told British paper The Sun. Needless to say, Adele’s ex has not received any royalties from either 19 or 21–nor will he, probably, considering they’ve made up. If only all lawsuits were this conciliatory.

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