"Not Crazy Guy" Explains Crashing Adele's Grammy Speech

The man who tried to steal a Grammy acceptance speech defends his actions as "entertainment" after spending a night in jail
Kevork Djansezian

It happened so fast, you probably missed it, but Adele's Grammy acceptance speech was almost ruined by an uninvited oddball who rushed the stage to grab the mic after Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull revealed Adele just earned her ninth (ninth!!) Grammy.

The Grammy crasher even got out the words, "Thank you, Adele, you're my inspiration," before being shut down by the show's last line of defense: Jennifer Lopez. (Hey, we remember J.Lo kicking ass in Enough—you don't mess with those skills.) She put a stop to the madness so quickly that almost no one noticed the national broadcast of a Grammy security fail.  

Following his inevitable night in jail, the stage-rushing Grammy prankster—actually a Ukrainian TV personality named Vitalii Sediuk—is speaking out.

"I'm not a crazy guy. I just think differently," Sediuk explained to the Hollywood Reporter. Note to Sediuk: If you have to tell people you're "not crazy," you may want to reconsider your life choices.

"My purpose is to entertain and to show a different emotion of celebrities," Sediuk continued. "To be honest, Adele is my favorite singer. So when I heard her name, I came up with this idea to go up on the stage… [and] I pretended this was an award for me." Second note to Sediuk: Contrast that last sentence to the claim, "I'm not a crazy guy."

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But thanks to Lopez, the whole incident was NBD, unless you're personally offended that this uninvited Grammy attendee got to gawk at newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel up close. All in all, it was a harmless prank... which cannot be said for Sediuk's last celebrity run-in. During a press junket for Men in Black 3, Sediuk planted a big wet one on Will Smith and nearly got himself knocked over by the Fresh Prince. Big Willie Style does NOT equal Wet Willie Style.

But wait, there's more! He's also the guy who earned Madonna's disdain in 2011 for showering her in hydrangeas, a flower she's allergic to. So in other words, this guy wants attention. And so far, he's not doing a bad job of getting it.

Kevork Djansezian

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