BRITS 2012: Adele apologizes for sticking up middle finger

Adele has issued an apology to her fans after giving the middle finger sign at the BRIT Awards after her acceptance speech for Album Of The Year was cut short.

The ‘Rolling In The Deep’ singer had just landed the top prize for her second studio album ’21’ when host James Corden was forced to ask her to make way for a performance by Blur.

She said: “I’d like to say as i got cut off during my speech for Best Album and i flung the middle finger – but that finger was to the suits at the BRIT Awards not to my fans.

Adele was right in the middle of giving an emotional acceptance speech about how she was proud to be flying the flag for Britain. She was about to thank the British public for all of their support  before she got cut off. She says “I’m sorry if  I offended anyone but the suits offended me.”

The singer also picked up the prize for Best Female Solo Artist on the night and made her live UK return with a rendition of ‘Rolling In The Deep’ following throat surgery last November.

Adele's award for British Female Artist - BRIT Awards 2012
Adele’s award for British Female Artist was presented by Kylie Minogue
Adele thanking her fans - BRIT Awards 2012

Adele thanking her fans in an emotional speech

Adele with middle finger up - BRIT Awards 2012

Adele says the gesture was not aimed at her fans

Adele with her two awards - BRIT Awards 2012

Adele with her two awards



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



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