Adele has been keeping fans in suspense about her long-awaited return to music and when a source claimed she had been in talks to duet with none other than 'Purple Rain' legend Prince, it no doubt got their hopes up but unfortunately the duet has already been denied.
Prince, 55, performed continued his onslaught of shows across the UK last week with a special gig at Ronnie Scott's in London where the likes of Kate Moss, Rita Ora and Stephen Fry were in attendance. Adele, 25, was also present and according to sources used it as more of a business outing instead, reportedly nabbing Prince for a chat about a possible duet.
Adele was spotted at the Prince gig at Ronnie Scott's last week (Karl Piper/WENN)
However, before fans get excited about the prospect of what would be an iconic collaboration, a rep has already shot down the reports according to the Mail Online, saying: “[It's] not true. She just came to enjoy the show.”
When hinting towards the duet, an insider told The Sun: “The reason Adele only stayed a short time at Prince's gig at Ronnie Scott's in London was because it was just a business meeting and she needed to get home. They wanted to work together on a track for her next album.”
Adele has maintained a private lifestyle over the last two years since giving birth to son, Angelo, but it has been speculated that the Grammy-winner is planning on returning to music later this year with Phil Collins confirming that they have been working together in the studio.
“I've just started to work with Adele. She contacted me to write together,” Collins told Inside South Florida earlier this year.
Prince is currently performing surprise shows around the UK (WENN)
“I wasn't actually too aware [of her]. I live in a cave [but] she's achieved an incredible amount and I really love her voice and I love some of that stuff she's done. So, to me, it's always an eye-opener. Educational.”
Adele released her latest album '21' in 2011 and it became the best-selling album of the 21st century, topping the charts around the world and spawning hit singles including 'Someone Like You' and 'Set Fire To The Rain.'