Vitalii Sediuk Crashes Grammy Stage As Adele Receives Award, Gets Arrested
Vitalii Sediuk crashed the Grammys on Sunday, appearing on stage with Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Adele before making his way backstage.
Sediuk is a TV personality who has made a name for himself as both a Ukrainian journalist and a celebrity prankster. The 24-year-old snuck into the Staples Center Sunday and attempted to accept Adele’s Grammy on her behalf. This was not the first publicized stunt for Sediuk. A short while back he received a mild slap from Will Smith after he tried to kiss the Men In Black actor on the mouth.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sediuk explained that he got into the 55th Grammys by blending in with some of his friends who had tickets. “They didn’t check how many we had, so I was let in,” he told THR. "First I went to the media line and interviewed quite a few celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman…. Then I just followed one girl in a green dress through the [Staples Center] gates. They checked my pockets but never asked to see a ticket. Only once I was inside the building did I realize, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s Katy Perry!’”
Sediuk hadn’t planned to jump up on stage, but was overcome with the urge to do so once Adele, one of his favorite singers, took to the stage. After Lopez deftly nudged Sediuk away from the microphone and indicated that he should get off the stage, he was met by a team of security and bodyguards. After an interrogation, Sediuk was cuffed, fingerprinted, photographed and sent to spend a night in jail. To all those wondering why he pulls his off-putting pranks, the Grammy crasher says, “My purpose is to entertain and to show different emotions of celebrities. I’m not a crazy guy.”
Watch Vitalii Sediuk get shooed off the Grammy stage by Jennifer Lopez below: