Adele has denied reports of a Grammy night showdown with Chris Brown after a the above photo of the British songstress seemingly verbally confronting the controversial R&B singer during Sunday's awards show surfaced online. Some media outlets speculated that she was berating Brown for not standing up to honor rival crooner Frank Ocean after his Best Contemporary Album win for 'Channel Orange,' but Adele took to Twitter today (Feb. 13) to offer an alternate explanation. 

In the post, Adele claims that such assumptions about what was going on when the picture was snapped are totally wrong.

"Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually," she tweeted, a claim that is hard to dispute, considering no audio of the alleged spat has surfaced. The same photographer took a picture soon after of the two standing next to each other and smiling, giving Adele's explanation more credence.

Meanwhile, backstage talk with Adele turned to the status of the follow-up to her massively successful 2011 breakthrough album '21.' "I'm not very far along at all," she told Billboard. "I'm having lots of meetings. I've been in L.A. for the whole time since the [Golden] Globes, and I will be until the Oscars."

"I've been having lots of meetings," she added. "I've been out of the loop really. I've been singing my baby nursery rhymes, so I don't really know what's cool and what's not. I'm definitely going to visit ['21' producer/co-writer] Paul Epworth and stuff like that again."

Adele won Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2013 Grammys for a live version of 'Set Fire to the Rain' that appeared on her live DVD and CD ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall.’ She's slated to perform 'Skyfall,' her contribution to the James Bond of the same name, at the Academy Awards on Feb. 24.