Rapper Dave slams Boris Johnson as ‘a real racist’ and hits out at Grenfell Tower response in altered lyrics as he performed at the Brits
- Dave the Rapper won a Brit award for Album of the Year at last night’s ceremony
- 21-year-old performed during the show and claimed Boris Johnson is ‘racist’
- US rapper Tyler, The Creator, also referenced former leader Theresa May
Rapper Dave slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson at last night’s Brit awards, accusing the Conservative leader of being racist.
The 21-year-old scooped the Brit Award for Album of the Year and performed his hit ‘Black’, a track which charts the difficulties of Black Brits.
In a surprise moment for viewers and those in attendance at the O2 in London he debuted a brand new verse criticising Mr Johnson.
‘It is racist, whether or not it feels racist, the truth is our prime minister’s a real racist. They say – ‘you should be grateful, we’re the least racist’, I say the least racist is still racist.’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured above last week) was criticised at the awards last night
Dave performed at the awards where he highlighted a host of topics including the tragedy at Grenfell tower
Just last month Mr Johnson was criticised by Grenfell survivors who said the Prime Minister had downgraded the government’s interest in the disaster, with many claiming he was ‘out of touch’ with what they were going through.
Mr Johnson wasn’t the only Prime Minister to get a mention at the awards last night as US rapper Tyler, The Creator, also referenced former leader Theresa May.
Mrs May had banned Tyler in 2015 from entering the UK after she claimed his music ‘fostered hatred’.
Accepting the award for the best international solo male he dedicated it to ‘someone who I hold dear to my heart, who made it so I couldn’t come to this country five years ago, and I hope she’s at home p***** off: thank you, Theresa May’.
Aside from talk of politicians, Dave also used his performance to pay tribute to prison rehabilitation worker Jack Merritt who was killed in November 2019 in a terror attack.
Tyler the creator (pictured above last night) dedicated his award ‘someone who I hold dear to my heart’
Theresa May (pictured above) previously said that Tyler, The Creator could not enter the UK
He rapped that he was his ‘brother in arms’ and said there were ‘tears in our eyes and love in our hearts’.
‘We never had the same background, culture, colour or past but you devoted your life to give others a chance. And for that, I’m so taken aback because he gave us all a voice.’
As well as the touching tribute he rapped about tougher sentenced and claimed all Jack would have wanted was ‘unity and equal opportunity’.
Like others before him, he used his platform to highlight that the survivors of the Grenfell tower tragedy still needed accommodation and that support was also needed for the Windrush generation.
In 2018 Stormzy, who also performed at last night’s ceremony, slammed Mrs May for not doing enough for Grenfell victims and said ‘where’s the money for Grenfell’.