Adele’s Grammy Moment Crashed By Well-Known Prankster

Adele accepting her Grammy from Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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.)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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