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- Posted on Feb 21st 2012 5:48PM by Dan Reilly
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Just after winning British Album of the Year for '21,' Adele was in the middle of a heartfelt speech when host James Corden cut her off. "Thank you very, very much," she said. "Nothing is better than coming home with six Grammies and winning Album of the Year. Nothing makes me prouder than to be British."
After getting the hook, which drew plenty of boos from the crowd, an unhappy Adele flipped off the ITV cameras, making way for long, ceremony-closing performance by Blur (check out video below). Before everyone starts comparing her to M.I.A. and her Super Bowl attention-getting shenanigans, remember that this came during the speech for the top award of the night.
"I was cut off during my speech but I wanted to thank the British public for all their support," Adele said in a press conference after the show. "I was held up with my voice and troubles but the album kept walking without me. I flipped the bird for the suits at the BRITS who cut me off. Sorry if I offended anyone but it was for them, not for the fans."
Adele also scooped up British Female Solo Artist earlier in the evening. On top of her wins, the singer stirred up some gossip by showing up to the ceremony wearing a large diamond ring on her left hand, leading to speculation that she's engaged to boyfriend Simon Konecki. Maybe all that talk of settling down and taking time off was legit?