Charli XCX continues tirade on Brit Awards best artist nominations

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Charli XCX spoke out against the Brit Awards nominations on Saturday’s red carpet and criticised voters for failing to recognise female musicians in the best artist category. 

Since taking a gender-neutral approach to award nominations in 2022, the ceremony came under fire after their 2023 line-up failed to recognise any female chart toppers in one of its bigger sections. 

The 30-year-old hitmaker missed out on the chance to win big to a list that contained the likes of Harry Styles, George Ezra, Fred Again, Central Cee and Stormzy. 

During the red carpet for the awards show held at London’s O2 Arena, the singer-songwriter shared her feelings over the choices made ahead of the night’s proceedings. 

She was questioned by a BBC reporter over why she believed she only received a nod in the best pop/R&B category and not for best artist of the year. 

Charli uploaded her response to her Twitter alongside the caption: ‘i only came to speak the truth hunny: [sic]’.

In the footage, she was heard saying: ‘​​Great question. Because I’ve heard a lot of chat about the fact there weren’t enough females in album cycle and that’s why no one was nominated. 

‘But, I was in album cycle and I had a number one album (with Crash). There’s many of us, so I don’t know. You should ask them. 

‘We’re doing everything right. I don’t think it’s our fault. I think it might be theirs.’ 

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