If you were wondering who that random tuxedoed interloper was onstage when Adele won her Grammy this past Sunday (February 10), his identity has been revealed via The Hollywood Reporter. He’s the Ukrainian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk, the well-known prankster who kissed a shocked-and-angry Will Smith on the red carpet for the Men in Black 3 premiere last year.
A source tells The Hollywood Reporter “that Vitalli managed to infiltrate the Grammys ceremony despite holding no ticket or credentials of any kind,” stunning considering the heightened security surrounding the event. Jennifer Lopez, who co-presented Adele with her Pop Solo Performance award, is clearly seen in the video dismissing Sediuk, who quickly made an escape up the stairs behind the podium.
Sediuk was arrested and spent the night in jail. I think we all can enjoy a collective “Phew!” that this was just some stage-crashing punk (á la “Soy Bomb”) and not someone with a less savory agenda. (Mind you, the easy money would be on Adele and J. Lo in a Grammy punch-up.)