Singer Adele had fans in a spin over the weekend when she posted a picture of herself wearing a Jamaican bikini top with her hair tied up in ‘bantu knots’.
In an Instagram post of Hanks belting out to Adele’s megahit ‘Set Fire to the Rain’, the caption reads: “PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ADELE HIT MY LINE ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED TO TALK TO HER ABOUT SOMETHING,” with a string of Jamaican flag emojis.
Speaking in almost inaudible Jamaican Patois, Hanks says: “Adele, Adele, Adele. You know you have seen me up here for a long time. But after seeing your picture the other day, its sweet man. I’m not telling a lie, my girl. Your style fits you. Big up yourself.”
Towards the end of the video, he gestured to his phone and suggested that the multi-platinum singer give him a call.
Adele posted the picture on Instagram on the weekend of what would have been the annual Notting Hill Carnival - a celebration of Caribbean culture.
After the backlash, she poked fun at her controversial Instagram post. During an Instagram Live with singers Brandy and Monica, the singer, 32, wrote a Jamaican greeting. “Wah Gwaan! Yow gyal, yuh look good enuh,” she allegedly wrote, which translates to, “What’s up? You look good, girl.