Adele Apologizes for Her 'Ugly Cry Face' in Big Brits Win After Publicly Supporting Kesha

updated 02/24/2016 AT 06:00 PM EST

originally published 02/24/2016 AT 04:00 PM EST



Kesha's struggle is on Adele's mind.

At the Brit Awards in London Wednesday, the "Hello" singer concluded her acceptance speech for the female solo artist award by showing she has Kesha's back.

Adele Apologizes for Her 'Ugly Cry Face' in Big Brits Win After Publicly Supporting Kesha| People Scoop, Music News, Adele, Kesha

Adele

David M. Benett / Getty





"I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha," said Adele, 27, referring to the pop star's ongoing legal battle with producer Dr. Luke.

On Friday, Kesha, 28, lost her bid for preliminary injunction that would allow her to record and release music without Dr. Luke, 42, whom she accuses of sexual, physical and verbal abuse. In the hours and days that have followed, numerous celebrities have spoken out about Kesha's plight. Meanwhile, Dr. Luke has publicly deny the rape accusations on Twitter, writing that she was "like my sister."

Adele's show of support came after she thanked her "management and my record label for embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it."

Adele Apologizes for Her 'Ugly Cry Face' in Big Brits Win After Publicly Supporting Kesha| People Scoop, Music News, Adele, Kesha

Adele

David Fisher / REX / Shutterstock





She kicked off the night on the red carpet, stunning in a flowing red gown by Giambattista Valli. It didn't take long for the show to start and Adele to win the first award. Upon hearing her name called, Adele kissed her boyfriend Simon Konecki and took center stage to accept the trophy from One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, marking the first time the hitmaker has won a Brit award since 2013.



Adele Apologizes for Her 'Ugly Cry Face' in Big Brits Win After Publicly Supporting Kesha| People Scoop, Music News, Adele, Kesha

Adele singing "When We Were Young" at the Brit Awards

David Fisher / REX / Shutterstock



"Thank you so much," she told the cheering audience. "To come back after so long away and be so warmly received is really lovely. Thank you so much."

Adele added: "And to all the other girls that were nominated, thank you for letting me be in your company. You're all incredible. You're all amazing, and it's a privilege to be alongside you." Making the victory even sweeter, she topped off the moment with a celebratory dance.



She went on to win the single award for "Hello."

"I nearly fell over!" she said after making her way to the spotlight. "I was not expecting this one at all. Thank you so much again."

Then she showed love for her fellow nominees, saying, "All those songs – I love all them songs."

She also gave her thoughts on the show's performances, including a showstopper from Justin Bieber, whom she smooched on the way to the stage: "Everyone has been amazing so far ... I thought you were going to set us on fire, though, Justin."



But the most emotional point came when she scored the global success award. With a mix of tears and expletives, Adele expressed her feelings in an uncensored speech.



"Thank you. I can't work out if I'm crying because of that video or because [astronaut] Tim Peake did it," she said of a montage that played. "My kid is going to think I'm so cool. That was really amazing and I'm honestly ... oh God, sorry ... you're probably getting f---ing bored of me anyway."

(Her f-bomb later elicited an apology from the hosts on U.K. broadcasting network ITV.)

Performances from the night, including Adele's "When We Were Young," are available free of charge, exclusively on Google Play Music, with the streaming service making a donation to Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Trust for every download. Performances are also available on each artist's official YouTube channel.

Adele Apologizes for Her 'Ugly Cry Face' in Big Brits Win After Publicly Supporting Kesha| People Scoop, Music News, Adele, Kesha

Adele singing "When We Were Young" at the Brit Awards

David Fisher / REX / Shutterstock



She continued: "I honestly can't tell you – I said it earlier – but to come back ... I got really lost for awhile; I didn't know if I'd ever come back, but for you all to be so kind to me ... I wanna thank my manager Jonathan Dickins and Rose Moon. You're amazing. And I want to thank my boyfriend for supporting me."

Then came her epic remark on her roots: "Not bad for a girl from Tottenham that don't like flying!"

In her fourth acceptance speech – this time, she won the Mastercard British album of the year for 25 – Adele made light of her language and tears.

"I'm really sorry about swearing earlier and I'm really sorry for the ugly cry face," she quipped prior to closing out the show with a performance of "When We Were Young." "I think now would be the time to thank people like the fans. I don't want to sound cheesy, but you're so amazing. Thank you so much. Honestly, you're incredible. You blow me away every time."

Adele Apologizes for Her 'Ugly Cry Face' in Big Brits Win After Publicly Supporting Kesha| People Scoop, Music News, Adele, Kesha

Adele

David Fisher / REX / Shutterstock



Having changed into a starred and sequined Valentino dress, Adele later thanked her boyfriend Konecki, with whom she shares son Angelo, 3.



"I also want to give a massive thank you – I'm going to embarrass you, I'm sorry – to my boyfriend," she said. "I'm so lucky to have you love me the way you do. Really, really. And to support me. This album was really hard to make. It was. I think I was a nightmare at times."

She added: "And thank you for our lovely son, who is the love of my life. This is all for you peanut, I love you."
MORE ON: Adele
blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners