Lily Allen breaks down in tears as she’s ‘robbed’ of Mercury Music Prize

Lily Allen couldn’t contain her emotion as she was snubbed by the Mercury Music Prize tonight.

The Not Fair singer broke down in tears as alternative rock band Wolf Alice were named the winners of the prestigious prize.

"Someone call 999 I’ve been robbed," bitter Lily tweeted tonight, sharing a video of her performance of Apples at the awards bash.

A few minutes later she tweeted: "I adore @ wolfalice tho, and they are very deserved winners. Next time……… imma win that b****."

Earlier this week Lily revealed she hoped winning the prize for her acclaimed album No Shame would help shed her ‘caricature image’.

"There is a caricature version of myself which is portrayed in the mainstream press, and the artist part of me gets lost a lot of the time," she told Sky News .

"Already being nominated has helped with that immensely, but to win would just be amazing."

But tonight Wolf Alice were named the winners of the 2018 Mercury Prize for their album Visions Of A Life and claimed the £25,000 prize.

"This means so much to pick this up with my three best friends," lead singer Ellie Rowsell said, picking up the award.

Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine and Lily Allen were among the 12 shortlisted acts this year.

It was the fourth nomination for Arctic Monkeys, with the Sheffield band winning the 2006 prize for Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.

They returned to the scene in May this year with concept album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, although fans were divided over frontman Alex Turner’s sudden change of track from guitar rifts to glam rock.

Florence and the Machine celebrated their third nomination, this time for their fourth album, High As Hope.

And Noel Gallagher got his first solo nomination after he was shortlisted twice as part of Oasis.

Picked by a panel of 12 expert judges from the music bizz, more than 200 albums were under consideration for the prestigious award which celebrates achievement across various genres.

Last year’s winner was Sampha for his album Process and Skepta won the award for his record Konnichiwa in 2016.

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