Lewis Capaldi, 24, was announcing Dua Lipa, 25, as the British Album of the Year winner, at The Brit Awards 2021, but his speech was hardly heard as the audio was muted. At one point, he even told the crowd to “shut up” and told them he was doing his job.
The singer began his speech by telling the crowd to “shut up” multiple times as they cheered him on.
He then went on to call them mother “f*****s”.
Following this, the crowd were seen laughing at something else he said, but the audio was muted for viewers at home.
He also received a huge “boo” from the audience as he suggested Scotland would beat England at Wembley at next month’s Euros.
In response to the boos, he joked: “I didn’t f*****g write it, I’m just doing a job!”
Viewers were quick to flock to Twitter to share their thoughts about the awkward moment.
One commented: “Just SCREAMED at them having to mute the entire of what just came out of Lewis Capaldi’s mouth.”
“Lewis Capaldi coming onto stage to announce the award and swear so much that the entire of his speech is muted is sending me [laughing],” a second added.
A third joked: “And we will never see Lewis Capaldi at the Brits again.”
A fourth added: “God I love @LewisCapaldi and the fact they instantly have to mute him. #BRITs #brits2021.”
Lewis went on to welcome Dua Lipa to the stage to collect her award for Best Album.
The gong came as the singer’s second win of the evening following her British Female Solo Artist Award.
In her first speech, she urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to give frontline staff a pay rise, following their work in the coronavirus pandemic.
Over half of the tickets were given to key workers from London “to thank them for their remarkable hard work and selfless commitment” during the pandemic.
In her second speech, she paid tribute to Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, who lost his life after trying to rescue a woman from the River Thames.