Lily Allen denies crying after Mercury Prize loss

One of the largest tales to come back out of Thursday's (September 20) Mercury Prize Awards was that Lily Allen 'cried' at shedding out on the award for Album of the Year after a cutaway throughout BBC Four's broadcast of the ceremony appeared to indicate the star wanting teary eyed and emotional.

But the 'URL Badman' singer has now denied that she was getting teary as a result of her loss in an interview with Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2 present immediately (September 22).

In response to him asking her if she was crying, Lily stated: "Oh god no!

"Actually a buddy of mine known as Sam got here as much as me who's actually good mates with Wolf Alice — who, by the best way, completely deserved to win that prize — and he simply whispered one thing actually candy in my ear on the time, and I used to be like 'awww, that is candy!'.

"And then they took the image and it was like 'she's in tears'.

"If you take a look at the video, it lasts a couple of quarter of a second, that face, earlier than I am smiling once more so... thanks everyone!"

She additionally joked about Wolf Alice's win on her Twitter account on the evening, writing: "Someone name 999 I have been robbed."

"I like @wolfalice tho, and they're very deserved winners," she then clarified. "Next time......... imma win that bitch."

Elsewhere within the interview, Lily stated she was happy with her nomination and the album No Shame, regardless of the dearth of business success for the discharge.

Lily additionally acknowledged that, regardless of containing bombshells like her sleeping with feminine escorts, her new e book My Thoughts Exactly is extra about loneliness and discovering oneself, relatively than surprising showbiz gossip.