Brit Awards 2015: 8 Must-Talk About Moments

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  • As Brit Awards go, this one was pretty underwhelming, so don't worry about watching it on catch-up. This is what you missed...

    As Brit Awards go, 2015’s offering was pretty underwhelming. So, don’t worry about watching it on catch up, these are the key Brits 2015 moments you missed. We were there, so we should know.

    Kanye West’s N-Bomb and faulty flame-throwers

    Kanye West was a last-minute addition to the Brits 2015 line-up and, as such, he treated the celeb-packed audience to a performance of new song All Day. Only once wife Kim Kardashian had ordered the crowd to its feet, though. Yeezy’s moment on stage included several, hotter-than-the-sun, flamethrowers – only one of which worked. His performance was strangely reminiscent of the London riots and so full of naughty words ITV muted half of it during the live broadcast.

    Madonna’s get cape, wear cape, fly…

    We can’t not mention Madonna’s excruciating stage-dive. During her much-heralded finale, and Brits return after a twenty-year absence, the singer’s cape was yanked by one of her horn-wearing backing dancers (we’re sure he had a nice career while it lasted) and resulted in her stacking it backwards off the steps. It was the most meme-some moment of the show, instantly throwing up genius hashtags like #CapeFear, #Capegate and #FallenMadonna.

    Less Kimye and more just Kim…

    It was supposed to be Kanye West’s night, but from our view in the audience, it was Kim Kardashian who was feeling all the love. After Kanye’s riotous performance, we watched on as Kim was swamped by music execs and hangers on demanding selfless with the reality queen while Yeezy sat alone looking on.

    Taylor Swift is genuinely lovely…

    Also, from our vantage point, we were pleased to see that Taylor Swift seems to be as lovely as her social media presence would suggest. The singer, who opened the Brits with a Caberet-themed performance of Blank Space, happily chatted with anyone who approached her and even took the selfies herself. Her BFFs, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne, couldn’t stop nattering to her. Even Kanye made her beeline for her after his performance.

    R-Patz and FKA Twigs’ date night…

    She may not have won anything at this year’s Brits, but FKA Twigs still made sure she had a night of it by bringing along her movie star boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, who didn’t dress up for the occasion. Still hot, though.

    Paloma’s never-ending acceptance speech…

    To be fair to Paloma Faith, she did warn us that she was going to launch into an epic speech when she picked up the gong for Best British Female, and that she did. But, it was so lovely and humble, giving a shout-out to the ‘underdogs’ and the ‘grafters’, that we’ll let her off.

    Ed Sheeran’s love for Deirdre…

    On the other end of the specturm, during his acceptance speech for Best British Album, Ed Sheeran simply just thanked a woman called Deirdre.

    On-stage banter that made us want out…

    Was this on-stage chat between Ellie Goulding and Lewis Hamilton the most awkward presenter interaction of the night? We think so. It went something like this:

    Full list of winners:
    British Artist Video of the Year: One Direction, “You and I”

    British Breakthrough Act: Sam Smith

    Mastercard British Album: Ed Sheeran, X
British Female Solo Artist: Paloma Faith
British Male Solo Artist: Ed Sheeran
British Group: Royal Blood
International Male Solo Artist: Pharrell Williams
International Female Solo Artist: Taylor Swift
International Group: Foo Fighters

    Critics’ Choice Awards: James Bay
British Producer: Paul Epworth
British Single: Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

    British Global Success Award: Sam Smith

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