Charli accepted the award via a video message which was introduced by Este Haim.
“Such a fucking good song!”, Este said.
“Charli asked me to accept this on her behalf”.
In the clip, Charli was seen at the wheel of a convertible car in Los Angeles.
“Hey guys! Happy NME awards, sorry I can’t be there”, she said.
“It really means a lot to me! Get fucked up! See ya.”
Released in July 2017, the track detailed female lust with the pop star singing: “I’m sorry that I missed your party/I wish I had a better excuse like/I had to trash a hotel lobby/But I was busy thinkin’ ’bout boys.”
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Going into tonight’s ceremony, Lorde and Charli XCX led the pack with four nominations each. They were closely followed by Dua Lipa and Kasabian, who both scored three nods apiece.
Stefflon Don and Skepta opened the ceremony tonight (February 14) at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a performance of their collaboration, ‘Ding-a-Ling’.
In addition to Liam Gallagher and the grime pair, Pale Waves, and Alt-J will also perform. Shirley Manson is set to collect the Icon award, while grime crew Boy Better Know will pick up the Innovation award.