Lewis Capaldi defends having a drink at Brit Awards
Lewis Capaldi will not be shamed for collecting his Brit Award on stage while clutching onto a bottle of Buckfast tonic wine in his other hand. No.
The Someone You Loved hitmaker came for those who criticised him having a drink at Tuesday night’s awards and defended his right to get a little merry while toasting to his music and the music of his pals.
He won big on the night, taking home the awards for best new artist and song of the year. Both times he took to the stage, Lewis was with a drink in hand and it didn’t go unnoticed by some viewers watching at home.
One tweeted a picture of Lewis and his wine and commented: ‘We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn’t help,’ three times – y’know just to make their point.
The tweet got back to Lewis, though, and he was all for sending a sarcasm-filled reply.
He responded: ‘Imagine having a drink on my first night off in months after winning two Brit awards, can you believe it?!’
Let the boy live. He can have a bev or three, no?
Lewis grabbed attention for his winning speeches, as his first dropped more than a few expletives meaning it had to be pretty much censored, and his second threw shade at his ex-girlfriend Paige Turley, who’s starring on Love Island.
Pagie name-dropped Lewis as her ex on her show debut and hinted that he’d probably written a song about her.
Everyone thought that song is his chart-topper Someone You Loved, but Lewis has said previously it’s not about his ex, it’s actually about his dead nan.
And setting the record straight in true Capaldi style, Lewis said on stage: ‘Hello, hahaha. Hello. My name is Lewis, thanks very much for this.
‘Contrary to popular belief, a lot of people think this song is about my ex-girlfriend who you can now see every night on Love Island.
‘But it is actually about my grandmother who sadly, sadly passed away a few years ago and I hope to God that ITV don’t contact her to be a on a reality dating TV show.’More: Entertainment
Other winners on the night included Stormzy, who picked up male solo artist, Tyler, The Creator, who took home international male solo artist and the Foals, who won best group.
Billie Eilish took home international female solo artist, while Mabel picked up female solo artist.
Best new artist – Lewis Capaldi
Female solo artist – Mabel
Male solo artist – Stormzy
Best group – Foals
Song of the year – Lewis Capaldi
Mastercard album of the year – Dave
International female solo artist – Billie Eilish
International male solo artist – Tyler, The Creator
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