MUSICIAN Este Haim stole the show at tonight’s BRIT music awards, upstaging One Direction’s Liam Payne and his partner Cheryl.
The bass player and vocalist with US band HAIM was sat in the background as Payne was interviewed by host Jack Whitehall.
Haim nonchalantly applied her lip-gloss as Whitehall jokingly quizzed Payne on his sex life with Cheryl, asking if they had a ‘safe word’.
But as Cheryl quipped that it was ‘Don’t Stop’, viewers were more interested in Haim’s antics in the background.
The musician started making clawing motions towards the camera, before making a phone gesture.
She then mouthed ‘call me’, before winking at the camera.
Despite Payne and Cheryl being two of the biggest names in pop, it was Haim’s cameo that set Twitter alight.
— DICE (@dicefm) 21 February 2018
Este Haim trolling in the background during Cheryl and Liam's 'segment' was the #Brits moment we truly deserved
— Jen Crothers (@jenofcroths) 21 February 2018
— Dan Alani (@danalani) 21 February 2018
este haim is an international treasure #BRITs
— eve barlow (@Eve_Barlow) 21 February 2018
Just another reason why Este Haim is amazing https://t.co/y3xc1RjJKB
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) 21 February 2018
Este Haim is the most important person on the planet
— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) 21 February 2018
— Island Records (@islandrecordsuk) 21 February 2018
HAIM, which comprises sisters Este, Danielle and Alana, have had four top-40 hits in Britain and their debut album Days Are Gone reached number 1.
However some people weren’t sure who Este Haim was, branding her the ‘drunk woman’ behind Liam and Cheryl.
— $haf Y (@ShafYarra) 21 February 2018
The drunk woman pulling faces behind Liam and Cheryl just won the Brits 😂
— Ｓ Ａ Ｒ Ａ Ｈ ♥ Ｂ Ｒ Ｏ Ｗ Ｎ (@SarahBrownWorld) 21 February 2018
— Shaun B (@shaunberryuk) 21 February 2018
— Paul Lang (@rudemrlang) 21 February 2018
— Mike Cray (@MikeCrayUK) 21 February 2018
Music fans though were annoyed that people didn’t know who Haim was, arguing she was more talented than either Payne or Cheryl.
That drunk woman is Este Haim, infinitely more talented than anyone else in the video #brits
— Gianfranco Shola (@youmeandnufc) 21 February 2018
The disrespect of referring to the great Este Haim the Queen of the Bass Face as “Drunk Woman” https://t.co/yg5q2j1jmX
— Jack McGillivray (@JackMcGillivray) 21 February 2018
You’re gonna call Este ‘Lengend’ Haim a “Drunk Woman”? https://t.co/cpr0sBfAhS
— ∀lᴉsʇɐᴉɹ 🍕 (@lambaliert) 21 February 2018
As if Este Haim is being reported as “drunk girl behind liam and cheryl” get some respect on that name !!
— Hana (@ohmygouldness) 21 February 2018
‘Drunk Woman’ excuse me that is Miss Este Haim HAVE SOME RESPECT https://t.co/QZmBIDjecA
— ella 💌 (@meadowIand) 21 February 2018
im fucking SIXK OF THIS WHAT THE DYCJ SHES CALLED ESTE HAIM SHES THE FUCKINF BASSIST OF HAIM fuck off with your thick shit fuckery “mad bird” https://t.co/kxrnAcrQJ1
— Joe (@joewoodcock800) 21 February 2018
Haim herself had the final say on the matter, tweeting:
not drunk, just living my truth https://t.co/WTARWSCenR
— Este Haim (@jizziemcguire) 21 February 2018