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Five Things That Happened at the 2018 Brit Awards

Five Things That Happened at the 2018 Brit Awards

Five Things That Happened at the Brit Awards
Photography: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Kendrick Lamar destroyed a car while Este Haim hit up the bar.

For an awards ceremony that's often referred to as the British Grammys, the Brits don't necessarily get a lot of attention overseas, but yesterday's show was as -- if not more -- entertaining than this year's Grammys, which definitely didn't feature the destruction of a $200,000 luxury vehicle.

1. After winning the award for British Female Solo Artist, Dua Lipa made an impassioned plea for female representation. "Here's to more women on these stages, more women winning awards, and more women taking over the world."

2. Kendrick Lamar veered into performance art territory, performing "New Freezer" on top of a huge glass cube that housed an orange Lamborghini. As he rapped, the track's featured artist, Rich the Kid, destroyed the $200,000 car .

3. Rapper Stormzy provided the night's most political moment in a brutal freestyle, criticizing British Prime Minister Theresa May over the Grenfell tower fire. "Yo, Theresa May where's that money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell? You criminals and you got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages, we should burn your house down and see if you can manage this."

4. Este Haim was literally all of us in the Brits audience, apparently sloshed (although she says she wasn't drunk, just 'living her truth.' OK, sis.) When Haim found herself in the background of an interview with Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne, she became the night's true hero.

5. Justice came at last for Ed Sheeran, who beat out much more deserving artists a few weeks ago at the Grammys, when he didn't win a single of the four Brit Awards he was nominated for. Take that, you bargain bin Ron Weasley.

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