Adele Flips the Bird at ‘Suits’ Behind Brit Awards, Producers Apologize to Her


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Dan MacMedan/WireImage(LONDON) — Adele’s trophy shelf is already groaning under the weight of the six Grammys she won earlier this month, but now she’s got two more bits of hardware to add to it. The singer picked up two honors at the Brit Awards, the British equivalent of the Grammys, held Tuesday in London.  Her album 21 was named Best British Album and she was named Best British Female Artist.

According to the BBC, Adele, who performed “Rolling in the Deep” at the ceremony, told the audience, “Nothing makes me prouder than coming home with six Grammys and then coming to the Brits and winning album of the year.  I’m so proud to be British and to be flying our flag.”  Someone then came up to Adele on the podium and cut her off mid-speech. She accepted the diss with a smile, but threw her middle finger up.  According to, she said afterwards, “It was for the suits, not for my fans.  Sorry if I offended you.”

ITV — the network that aired the Brits — later issued a statement about the incident, saying: “The Brits is a live event. Unfortunately the programme was over-running and we had to move on. We would like to apologise to Adele for the interruption.”

A spokesman for the show added, “We regret this happened and we send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short. We don’t want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night’s biggest award. It tops off what’s been an incredible year for her.”

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