However, the 26-year-old was confident of winning the award and expressed no surprises. "I should have won it because my album was the best album of the year. This is pure niceness," The Sun quoted her, as saying. As the rapper set out to party and celebrate her 20,000-pound prize, she said: "I'm not going to know where I live later on."
The Barclaycard Mercury Prize is a annual prize given for the best album of the year from the UK or Ireland.