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Adele has disclosed the events that led to her becoming a viral meme at a previous NBA All-Star Game.

Two years ago, TNT cameras captured the singer appearing visibly annoyed, and she recently provided context during a concert in Las Vegas. Adele mentioned attending the game with her boyfriend, Klutch Sports founder Rich Paul.

“I’d like to give some context to that meme,” she said.

“I know it sounds crazy, but I really don’t like being famous, right? So obviously I know sitting courtside at a basketball game you’re asking for it, whatever, but Rich was like working the room and you know he was like talking to players and talking to people, and I was fine.”

She added with a laugh, “I was just there on my own, like looking for Michael Jordan, to be honest with you.”

Later, Adele disclosed that despite her request, the camera operators went against her wishes and filmed her during the NBA All-Star Game.

“But, the people with the camera came and asked me twice: They were like, ‘Do you mind if we film you, can we put you on the screen?’”

The singer explained that she politely requested not to be filmed during the NBA All-Star Game, especially after she had just postponed her residency in Las Vegas.

“They came back and they filmed me,” Adele said.

“So the reason my lips look like I had filler – because I’ve got actually-big lips, I don’t need filler – the reason I looked like a different person was because I was sulking.

“I was like, ‘These motherf–kers have come back and are filming me against my will’ so I [made a face]. I didn’t realize they were airing it on TV. I thought it was just in the room.”

She concluded, “Also, my face is just very meme-able. I can’t help it.”