Lily Allen slams Brit bosses over Adele speech

Thursday February 23, 2012

Lily Allen has blasted Brit Award organisers for cutting off Adele's acceptance speech.

The new mum said the decision to order the songstress to wrap up moments after she arrived on stage to collect the best album prize was "sexist".

She tweeted: "I can't say I'm surprised. It was like the music industry's attitude to women played out as a metaphor."

Her comment comes after Brit Awards host James Corden said he had actually been told to move in before he did - just after Adele said "thank you".

He said: "The whole room was on its feet and they (the producers) said 'you've got to do it now'.

"And then essentially it was just such a surreal moment and everything you can hear in your ear is about five people having an argument and there's one overriding voice saying 'James, you have to'."

Adele picked up the best British female prize in addition to best album for 21 and her wins came little over a week after she collected six prizes at the US Grammys.

But the singer was so frustrated by being cut off in her prime that she aimed a one finger gesture at "the suits" who ordered her off.

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