The singer stuck her middle finger up at the audience when her acceptance speech was cut short
Adele has apologised to her fans for swearing after her acceptance speech was cut short at the Brit Awards 2012.
The Rolling in the Deep singer was annoyed when she was cut off mid-speech by the show’s host, James Corden, after taking home the biggest prize on the night for Best Album.
The live show was running out of time and a performance from Blur, who were awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Music gong, was due to play out the event.
Backstage, Adele, who also won the British Female Solo Artist award on the night, explained why she had flipped the bird.
‘I flung the middle finger. That was for the suits at the Brit Awards, not my fans,’ she said. ‘I’m sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me.’
ITV, who aired the live show, have since apologised to Adele, saying: ‘Unfortunately the programme was over-running and we had to move on. We apologise to Adele.’
James Corden was also mortified about being forced to cut short Adele’s speech and used to Twitter to say sorry. He wrote: ‘Can’t believe I was told to cut off the amazing Adele.’
The whole thing seemed rather baffling after Blur’s Damon Albarn was allowed to speak for 3 mins 5 seconds, while Adele got just 49 seconds on-stage.
What a mess!