In case you’re not hip on what the BRIT Awards are, it’s a UK music awards show — basically their version of the Grammys, but only for young, hip artists. It should go without saying that Adele pretty much cleared up during Wednesday night’s ceremony and remained the most adorable, most talented singer who you also want to be your BFF. She also used her acceptance speech for the Best Female Solo Artist trophy to publicly support Kesha as she goes through her legal battle against Sony Music and Dr. Luke.
“To come back after so long away and be so warmly received is really lovely, thank you so much,” said Adele. “And to all the other girls that are 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.”
After thanking her label and management “for embracing the fact that I’m a woman,” Adele referenced Kesha’s lawsuit against Dr. Luke in a major acknowledgement, adding, “I’d also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha.”
And there you have it. It’s pretty great for an artist of Adele’s stature to come out and say something, especially not just on Twitter. It doesn’t change anything, obviously, but the solidarity is nice and I’m sure incredibly appreciated.
Oh, and there’s video of the speech, too, if you’d like to see for yourself.