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Paloma Faith opens up about arrests onstage at BRIT Awards

Singer Paloma Faith used her acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night (25Feb15) to open about her criminal past.

The Picking Up The Pieces hitmaker burst into tears after taking to the podium at London's O2 Arena to accept the British Female Solo Artist prize.

Faith fought her emotions as she made a rambling but moving speech, during which she stated, "This has been a long time coming... It has taken me... 14 years to stand up here and accept this award... It means so much to me."

The singer went on to open up about the trouble she got into as she fought her way to fame, revealing she was arrested twice for flypapering posters around her native Hackney in London.

She recalled, "I used to fly poster my posters in Hackney for my gigs and I've been arrested twice for doing that and now I've seen that my pictures are all over Greenwich tube station (outside the O2 Arena) legally and that's an amazing feeling."

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