'It was for all the suits': Adele flips the bird at the Brits after host James Corden interrupts her Album of the Year speech to introduce Blur
She was right in the middle of giving an emotional acceptance speech about how she was proud to be flying the flag for Britain.
So when she was interrupted so Brit Awards host James Corden could introduce Blur, Adele didn't take too kindly.
The singer, who had won the top award of the night, Album of the Year, flipped the middle finger to show just how annoyed she was.
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Rude: Adele flips the middle finger flipped the middle finger at 'the suits' after Brit Awards host James Corden interrupted her speech as she collected her award for Album of the Year
Adele, who earlier performed a stunning rendition of Rolling In The Deep, said afterwards it was 'to all the suits' of the show.
The 23-year-old was on stage accepting her second award of the night – after taking home Best Female Artist – presented by George Michael.
She said: 'Thank you so much, thank you, thank you very, very much.
'Nothing beats coming home with six Grammys and then coming to the Brits and winning album of the year.
'I'm so proud to be flying the British flag for all of you.'
James then appeared on stage, met by boos from the crowd, and said: 'I'm so sorry, can I just cut off'
Adele said: 'Are you about to cut me off Can I just say then, goodbye and I'll see you next time round.'
Supported: Adele said the gesture was not aimed at her fans, and had won support from fans who took to Twitter to lambast the show for cutting her off
Well done! Adele earlier took home the Best Female Artist award
She then proceeded to flip the bird, amid cheers from the audience.
James introduced Blur, who performed three songs. The group had earlier won the Outstanding Contribution Award and frontman Damon Albarn got away with made a rambling speech – the longest of the night.
The star said afterwards: 'I was about to thank the British public for their support. They
cut me off, sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me.'
She added: 'I got cut off during my speech and flung the middle finger. But
that finger was to the suits at the Brit Awards, not to my fans.'
Fans took to Twitter to support Adele, including several celebrities.
TV chef Jamie Oliver wrote: 'ITV Brits executive producer why did you cut off Adele! bloody rude ! shame anyway respect Adele well deserved jox.'
A hug for the winner: Adele was presented her earlier award, for British Female Artist, by Australian singer Kylie Minogue
On top: The 23-year-old beat Florence & The Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling for Best Female
Lily Allen said: 'I'd rather hear adeles acceptance speech.'
James spoke to Laura Whitmore at the post show party screened on ITV2. and said: 'I feel bad about having to cut Adele off I don't understand why I was made to.
'I was having the best night of my life and then I was told to cut her off. She's the biggest star in the world and I love her.
'I don't understand what happened I'm really upset.
Making some noise: Adele also performed a stunning rendition of her song, Rolling In the Deep
It was only two weeks ago that M.I.A was pulling the middle finger during a performance at the Super Bowl.
She also swore into the camera during a rap solo, alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj.
The 36-year-old's camp claimed she was struck with 'a case of adrenaline and nerves'.
'She wasn't thinking,' said the
source, who requested anonymity but was with the artist at Lucas Oil
Stadium. “It wasn't any kind of statement.
'She was caught in the moment and she's incredibly sorry.'
Earlier last night, Adele accepted her
award for Best Female Artist, in the first gong of the night, beating
Florence & The Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling to
Best Female Artist.
Bringing home the gongs! Adele pictured with her two awards after the show
She was presented the gong by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, who looked gorgeous in a blue dress which had a large split up the front, showing her enviable legs.
Adele hugged the star, before joking: 'I feel like I look like a drag queen next to you… I'm wearing heels.'
Of the award, she said: ''Oh my god. Thank you so much… I'm shaking.'
Adele, the first artist to sell three million records in a year in the UK, thanked her record company 'for letting me be the kind of artist I wanted to be'.
She added: 'To all the fans no one's made me feel like I've had to be any different.
Host James Cordon joked afterwards: 'That's one hell of a successful tranny'.
Adele last Sunday won six Grammys in the U.S., including album of the year.
She made her live comeback following surgery on a throat hemorrhage last year and credited her boyfriend Simon Konecki – who accompanied her to the event – with helping her recover from the major procedure.
2012 BRIT AWARD WINNERS
British Female Solo Artist: Adele
International Male Solo Artist: Bruno Mars
Critics' Choice: Emeli Sande
Best British Single: One Direction, What makes You Beautiful
International Female Solo Artist: Rihanna
British Male Solo Artist: Ed Sheeran
British Group: Coldplay
Best International Group: Foo Fighters
British Breakthrough Act: Ed Sheeran
International Breakthrough Act: Lana Del Rey
Outstanding Contribution To Music: Blur
British Album of the Year: Adele