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Boris Johnson branded as ‘racist’ at Brit Awards

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
19th Feb 20 10:51 am

The prime minister has been called a “real racist” at the Brit Awards on Tuesday evening after rapper Dave delivered a politically charged rap.

The British star performed his song Black at the O2 Arena in London and added a new verses at the end.

He rapped, “It is racist whether or not it feels racist/The truth is our prime minister’s a real racist.”

David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham, shared a video of the performance and he wrote, “Santan Dave, take a bow.”

Commenting on the treatment of Meghan Markle, he said, “Now if you don’t want to get it then you are never gonna get it/How the news treats Kate versus how they treated Meghan.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to endorse the message, tweeting the lyrics to his 2.3m followers.

Home Secretary Priti Patel told BBC Breakfast, “I don’t know how much [Dave] knows about the prime minister and whether he actually has met the prime minister or knows the prime minister.

“I work with the prime minister, I know Boris Johnson very well, no way is he a racist, so I think that is a completely wrong comment and it’s the wrong assertion to make against our prime minister.”

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