If I ever win a Grammy (or any other award, for that matter), I totally want Jennifer Lopez on the stage next to me. The 43-year-old star of “Parker” blocked a Grammy crasher from ruining Adele’s acceptance speech for Best Solo Pop Performance.
When her name was announced at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, the Valentino-clad Adele made her way to the stage, just as Ukrainian TV personality and notorious prankster Vitalii Seduik rushed onto the stage and said, “I love you, Adele.”
Lopez then shot Seduik a dirty look and shooed him away with a flick of her thumb. The Latin pop star’s co-presenter, Pitbull, offered Adele a kiss as Seduik exited the stage.
The 24-year-old Adele didn’t seem too bothered by the crasher. “You’re like my good luck charm,” she told Lopez.
In her acceptance speech, the “Set Fire to the Rain” singer said, “Thank you so much. This is amazing … I just want to send big love to all the other girls and all us females doing this because we work so hard and we make it look so easy.”
Ok, seriously, don’t the Grammys have security people? How on earth could Seduik, who didn’t have a ticket or credentials to the event, walk past security guards and stroll down the red carpet before entering the Staples Center alongside a Gucci-clad Katy Perry?
Not only that, but he then took a seat in the second row, directly behind Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel! The seat actually belonged to Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, a latecomer who took a seat on the floor after he discovered his seat had been filled. Aren’t there people overseeing the seats? How could someone just walk in and sit somewhere? This is worrisome.
YouTube isn’t letting me embed the video, but you can check it out here.
Sediuk apparently spent the night in jail and was released pending a court date set for March.
This isn’t the first time he’s crashed a star-studded event. At the May 2012 Moscow premiere of “Men in Black 3,” he kissed Will Smith, who responded by shoving and slapping the TV presenter.
“He’s lucky I didn’t sucker-punch him,” a visibly-angry Smith told onlookers.