Adele flashed her middle finger at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night in London.
When the singer took the stage to accept her second award, for Album of the Year, she was interrupted by the night’s host, British TV presenter and actor James Corden. He was ready to introduce Blur, who were set to perform right after Adele accepted her award, the Daily Mail reported.
“Nothing beats coming home with six Grammys and then coming to the Brits and winning album of the year,” she told the room, filled with A-listers like Coldplay, Rihanna and Bruno Mars, before Corden stepped onstage beside her.
“Are you about to cut me off? Can I just say then, goodbye and I’ll see you next time round?” she asked him before flipping him the bird, causing the room to cheer.
After the interruption, a rep for ITV, which aired the awards show, said, “The Brits is a live event. Unfortunately the program was over-running and we had to move on. We would like to apologize to Adele for the interruption.”
Adele apologized in a statement after the broadcast. “I was about to thank the British public for their support,” she explained. “They cut me off, sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me.”