Haim bassist Este could be seen in the background of the chat, making funny faces to the camera and appearing to mouth “Call me”.
Some viewers, apparently unaware of her band, labelled the star a mystery “drunk woman”.
— Producer Zoë (@ProducerZoe) February 21, 2018
The drunk woman pulling faces behind Liam and Cheryl just won the Brits ?
— ＳＡＲＡＨ ＢＲＯ Ｗ Ｎ (@SarahBrownWorld) February 21, 2018
Este later took to Twitter to clarify that she was “not drunk” and “just living my truth”. See that tweet beneath.
not drunk, just living my truth https://t.co/WTARWSCenR
— Este Haim (@jizziemcguire) February 21, 2018
This morning, Haim appeared on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show, with the host calling Cheryl’s phone for Este to clear the air.
“I happened to be sitting behind you last night at the BRIT Awards, had an amazing time,” Este said. “However, some people on the internet are claiming that I may or may not have been, I don’t know, thumbing my nose at the situation in front of me. That’s an Americanism.”
She added: “But I just want to let you know that there’s no beef and I’d like to invite you to my show at Alexandra Palace on June 15, 2018.”
See that in the clip below.
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) February 22, 2018
NME spoke to Haim at the BRITs. Watch the full interview beneath.
Stormzy won British Male Solo Artist and Best British Album, as well as delivering a triumphant closing performance.
Dua Lipa, meanwhile, took home Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. Presented her first award by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and Kylie Minogue, Lipa said during her acceptance speech: “I want to thank every single female that has been on this stage before me and has given girls like me a place to be inspired by and [someone to] look up to and allow us to dream. Here’s to more women on these stages, winning these awards and taking over the world.”
Little Mix presented the British Male Solo Artist award to Stormzy, who said: “Thank God, that’s the reason why I’m here to do what I do”.
Foo Fighters picked up Best International Group, their fifth BRIT Award to date. Dave Grohl paid tribute to the UK in his acceptance speech.
Rag’n’Bone Man won Best British Single for ‘Human’. He thanked “everyone back in Brighton” and “everyone who has had my back over the years”.
International Male Solo Artist went to Kendrick Lamar, beating Drake and Beck.
Dua Lipa picked up her second award of the night in the form of British Breakthrough Act. She brought her younger brother and sister onto the stage with her and told fans to “believe in magic”.
Harry Styles took home British Artist Video of The Year for his ‘Sign Of The Times’ clip.
Stormzy won the biggest accolade of the night, picking up British Album Of The Year for ‘Gang Signs And Prayer’. During his acceptance speech, he said he put “everything” into the record, adding: “I didn’t have anything after.”