Stormzy attacks Theresa May’s lack of support for Grenfell Tower victims during Brits performance
In probably the most significant part of the 2018 Brit Awards ceremony last night, Stormzy delivered a politically-charged performance, calling out Theresa May’s handling of the Grenfell Tower.
The grime and rap artist ended this year’s Brits with a ferocious freestyle rap, attacking the British Prime Minister and UK press.
Following a touching performance of his gospel song ‘Blinded By Your Grace’, Stormzy then switched up the pace with a freestyle rap addressing Theresa May.
He rapped: “Like yo Theresa May where’s the money for Grenfell?” before shouting fiercly: “What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?”
Stormzy continued: “You criminals, and you got the cheek to call us savages. You should do some jail time you should pay some damages.
“We should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.
“MPs sniff coke, we just smoke a bit of cannabis.”
The rapper ended his freestyle by warning: “They’ll get me for this so be woke”, and telling the Daily Mail newspaper “suck my”, leaving the last word up to our imagination.
The unapologetic call-out was met with respect and praise from viewers watching at home, with one Twitter user saying: “Now that’s how you use a platform”:
— Sarah Baillie (@sarah_baillie) February 22, 2018
— Lauren Christina🌹 (@thelaurbuckley) February 21, 2018
I’ve deffo become a stromzy fan tonight. #Brits
— Lauren Martinelli ♡ (@ljmartinelli) February 21, 2018
Yes stromzy 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #brits
— Kaylee ❤️ (@thegirlinblue20) February 21, 2018
YAAAAS STROMZY WHAT ABOUT GRENFELL 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #Brits
— Mira K (@mgeorgekhoury) February 21, 2018
You can watch The Brit Awards in full on ITV Player.