Has all the fame gone to her head? She might not have a bangin’ bawwwdy but Adele sure knows how to act bawdy. The singer is getting lots of flack for acting out of pocket at last night’s Brit Awards after producers cut her off in the middle of her acceptance speech.
At the 2012 Brit Awards in London Tuesday, it came as no surprise when Adele took home the big awards for Best British Album and Best British Female artist.
But what did come as a shock was her indecent gesture on stage during her acceptance speech for Best British Album, when host James Cordon unexpectedly cut in to introduce the next musical performance.
“I flung the middle finger. That was for the suits at the Brit Awards, not my fans. I’m sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me,” the 23-year-old singer told the BBC of the instance that was live broadcast.
During her abbreviated speech, the British star expressed her gratitude about her success. “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.”
After Cordon, who was met with boos from the crowd, stepped in, Adele asked “Can I just say, then, goodbye and I’ll see you next time round?” followed by her flipping off the cameras.
On Feb. 5, M.I.A. became the topic of controversy when she flipped her middle finger on live TV to over 100 million viewers worldwide during her and Madonna’s Super Bowl performance.
“It’s such a teenager…irrelevant thing to do,” Madonna sniped about the obscene gesture. “There was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place.”
They were pretty out of pocket for cutting her off, especially since she was saying such nice things about her country. BUT, she should’ve known that giving the cameras the finger would only make her look bad.