Adele had a controversial acceptance speech after winning her second award during the 2012 Brit Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, February 21, at the O2 Arena in London.
The singer was obviously pissed when host James Cordon had to cut her speech off that she raised her middle finger on live TV. She was cut off due to the live show already running over its time slot.
ITV, the television network that broadcast the ceremonies, issued a public apology to Adele. It said: "We regret this happened and we send deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short tonight due to the live show over-running."
It was clear that the host cut her off because he was told to do so.
The 23-year-old British singer, on the other hand, explained her indecent gesture by telling BBC that the dirty finger was for the producers of the show. "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."
Adele won the British Female Solo Artist and Album of the Year awards. Before that, she was also a big winner at the recent Grammys where she won six awards which tied her with Beyonce for most number of awards won by a female artist in one night.
Watch Adele's controversial acceptance speech at the 2012 Brit Awards below.