Adele Gives Middle Finger to Brits Producers. Good for You, Dear.

If you were to judge her just by her songs, you’d think that Adele is a weepy, sensitive type.  Not at all, as anyone who has seen her in concert can attest.  She’s quite, er, earthy and–oh, let’s say it:  an occasionally foul-mouthed woman.  

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  In fact, I like foul-mouthed women because they tend to be more confident and independent.

Last night at the Brits, Adele–winner of six Grammys–picked up two more, including Best Album, the biggest prize of the show.  As she accepted that award, she was cut off from thanking fans by host James Corden, obviously instructed by producers to get her off the stage so that Blur could wrap things up with their performance.  This didn’t sit well with Adele who promptly flipped the bird to “the suits” putting the show together for ITV1.

Naturally, the entire Empire is a-twitter (and a-Twitter) with the scandal.  And because the Britis enjoyed their biggest TV audience since 2005, a large number of people witnessed the incident first hand.

Me?  Good for you, dear.  That kind of honest reaction and opinion is something we have in very short supply when it comes to awards shows.  (A full listing of Brits winners here.)



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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