Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has unwittingly made a surprise cameo role in a London rap video.
The MP was walking home through a housing estate in Kennington, south London, while the cameras were rolling for Limma and Oboy’s video Embarrassing.
The drill artists’ music video features masked men smoking and making gang signs.
But around 30 seconds in the politician can clearly be seen walking in the background.
Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson (pictured left) unwittingly made his rap video debut when he walked in front of the cameras for drill artists Limma and Oboy’s song in London
He told Metro.co.uk he didn’t realise what was happening and assumed it was just a group of young men ‘larking about’.
He said: ‘I was just walking home from work and had no idea I was walking through a video production.
‘I just thought it was the young guys on the estate larking about.’
The West Bromwich East representative is more an alternative rock fan than a rap enthusiast, especially the band Grenge, who he recommended to former leader Ed Milliband.
He was also spotted among crowds at Glastonbury festival this year.
The MP was walking home through a housing estate in Kennington, south London when he got caught up in filiming
He said he didn’t realise what was happening and thought it was just ‘young men larking about’
The music video was uploaded to YouTube four months ago, but has recently gained more attention online.
One person commented: ‘Bruv Tom Watson the deputy leader of Labour is in the video at 28 secs.’
Someone replied jokingly: ‘You can see the fear in his eyes.’
While another said: ‘Nice to see Tom Watson (deputy leader of the Labour party) strolling past. This could make him famous.’
A user called Armoured Rat said: ‘Tom Watson from the Labour Party makes a sly little cameo lolol.’
Limma and Oboy are part of London’s ‘Drill’ scene, a genre that first emerged in Chicago, U.S.A. and is defined by ‘dark, grim, violent, nihilistic lyrical content and ominous trap-influenced beats’.
Watson (pictured) is usually more of a fan of alternative rock and was seen at Glastonbury music festival this summer
Watson publicly thanked grime and rap stars such as Black Ops, Sharky Major and Maxta for their support during Labour’s recent election campaign, and of Jeremy Corbyn in particular.
He said: ‘The social media campaigns like #Grime4Corbyn added huge excitement and urgency to our campaign.
‘I’ve never seen so many young people take part in an election. They have given us the energy and enthusiasm for the fight ahead.’
Young people voting for the first time were largely credited with Labour’s unexpected election successes.
A website called #Grime4Corbyn reads: ’72 per cent of young people voted, we made history.’