Kanye West performed All Day at the BRITs last night

Kanye's performance, backed by a wall of grime, was the only significant thing to happen at the BRIT Awards last night.

26.02.15

The BRITs! Madonna fell over! Kanye performed! Er… Madonna fell over!

Yes, last night was the BRIT Awards, a dull industry backslapping parade, where pointless awards went to people that don't really need, care about, or benefit from the receipt of any more awards. 

But you knew that already. One thing that was interesting was that Kanye West performed a new single (well, new-ish – you probaby heard it in rough form when it leaked last year) called All Day.

What's more significant about this is that Kanye's was the first time that the BRITs have had a legit rap performance since… well, Kanye's last performance there, which was way back in 2006. And he actually chose to play a straight-up rap track, rather than his more BRITs-friendly collaboration with Sir Paul.

Even more significantly, Kanye was backed by a wall of grime: Boy Better Know, Stormzy, Novelist, and UK rappers Krept & Konan were all behind him during the show. With blowtorches. It's probably the closest the BRITs have come to properly acknowledging an actual homegrown genre since So Solid Crew took home Best Video in 2002. And yet this wouldn't have happened without the help of a US rap megastar, which is weird and stupid.

Watch Kanye's performance above and peep the full winners below.

BRIT Awards 2015 – full winners:

Best British Male Solo Artist: Ed Sheeran (presented by Orlando Bloom and Rita Ora)

British Group: Royal Blood (presented by Jimmy Page)

International Female Solo Artist: Taylor Swift (presented by Lewis Hamilton and Ellie Goulding)

Best British Female Artist: Paloma Faith (Presented by Mark Ronson)

BRITs Global Success Award: Sam Smith (Presented by Kim Kardashian-West)

International Male Solo Artist: Pharrell Williams (presented by Cara Delevigne)

British Single: Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars Uptown Funk (presented by Lisa Snowdon and Lionel Richie)

International Group: Foo Fighters (presented by John Bishop)

British Breakthrough Act: Sam Smith (presented Fearne Cotton and Charli XCX)

British Artist Video Award: One Direction (Presented by Frank Lampard and Karlie Kloss)

MasterCard British Album of The Year: Ed Sheeran ‘X’ (presented by Russell Crowe)

Critics Choice: James Bay (Already presented at BRITs launch)

British Producer Of The Year: Paul Epworth (presented previously at Producers Guild)