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Even Emperor Kuzco gets starstruck.

During a Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, David Spade recalled that time he met Adele — and totally embarrassed himself.

While out to dinner somewhere across the pond, Spade saw Adele walk in but told himself he wouldn’t approach her — “I’m not like that, you know?” However, following a few drinks (or, “loudmouth juice”), Spade convinced himself that she’d be mad if he didn’t say anything; after introducing himself to her bodyguard as a “sort of medium star,” Spade was ushered behind the VIP curtain.

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He did not use his opportunity wisely. Spade told DeGeneres that Adele was “very sweet,” despite his “yammering away”; at one point, he told her, “Let’s do this at my house next time! I have a huge backyard.” Spade admits he was standing there for “probably four minutes too long.” As he left, he said, “I’ll buy everyone dinner! … I’m kidding, I’m not on a show right now.”

David Spade: One of us.

See him relay the embarrassing tale below.

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