28/10/2015 05:41 GMT | Updated 28/10/2015 05:59 GMT

Adele Credits Amy Winehouse With Inspiring Her To Become A Singer/Songwriter... But Admits Fame Terrifies Her

The 27-year-old also admitted she fears fame could ruin her life, in the same way it robbed Amy of hers.

"I'm just frightened of it, you know?" she said.

"Frightened of it destroying me and it ruining me, and me getting lost and turning into some of the people that I love with my whole musical heart.

She continued: "And I get frightened for the people that I love, feeling like they've lost me."

Despite being the biggest female singer on the planet, Adele has managed to live a low key life out of the public eye since having her son, Angelo, but admits it’s not easy avoiding the paps.

"It's definitely harder to avoid it than it is to give into it,” she explains. “I think most people tend to give into it because it is easier, but I just can't."

"Me being photographed in Waitrose is being famous for no reason and that is something that I am not up for and I will not stand for, for myself.

"It's not me trying to be like f****** anti-famous c***, I just want to have a real life so I can write records," she said. "No one wants to listen to a record from someone that's lost touch with reality. So I live a low-key life for my fans."

Read the full interview with Adele in the latest issue of i-D, out now.

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