Adele won big at the Brits this year, collecting two awards – one for Best British Female act, the other for Mastercard Album of the Year for flyaway success 21.
However, when she went up to collect the second prize at the ceremony, her acceptance speech was cut short by host James Corden so that Blur could begin their performance. In a bit of an – understandable – huff, Adele showed the cameras her middle finger before they cut to Damon Albarn and co. swaggering about on stage.
Afterwards, she wanted everyone to know that she was NOT swearing at her fans, but at the “suits” who decided to do a Kanye to her.
She said: “I got cut off during my speech for best album and I flung the middle finger. But that finger was for the suits at the Brit awards not to my fans."
“I was about to thank the British public for all of their support and [the suits] cut me off.”
She added: “I’m sorry if I offended anyone, but the suits offended me. So thank you very much for all of your support. It’s amazing."
She told the assorted journalists: “Send that everywhere so that all the fans see it. I don’t want them thinking I was swearing at them, alright?”
The singer is “over the moon” to have won, and is proud to fly the flag for Britain: “I’m very British, I don’t think you can get more British than me.”
“I’ve always been proud to be British but being away and my record doing so well overseas really brings that home to me.
"I’m very much a London girl, always will be, never gonna leave. Always gonna be in the UK so I’m incredibly proud.”
Oh Adele. We ADORE you.