British pop star Lily Allen has blamed her Brit Awards snub last night (14FEB07) on music industry politics.
The singer was the most nominated artist on the bill with four nods in the British Female, British Breakthrough Act, British Album and British Single categories - but left the London ceremony empty-handed.
But Allen insisted before the show started she wasn't expecting to win anything because the record industry is riddled with corruption.
She told MTV, "I already know I won't win any awards. I bet you GBP100 I'll get nothing.
"The judging committee are all industry insiders and they're predominantly from Universal (Records) - and I'm on EMI. I think you'll find that 70 per cent of the artists here tonight are on Universal. I'll leave you with that."