London rapper Dave branded the British Prime minister, Boris Johnson, a racist at the 2020 Brit Awards.
Presented by comedian Jack Whitehall, this year’s Brit Awards was the 40th of its kind, celebrating British music. Scottish singer, Lewis Capaldi was among the evening’s winners, taking home Best New Artist and Best Single.
However, the big talking point came from London-born rapper, Dave. The 21-year-old emcee not only pulled off a great performance but also won the top prize of Best Album. Using the essence of Hip Hop, Dave, full name David Orobosa Omoregie, delivered strong messages for the UK establishment.
Performing his single, Black, from his debut album Psychodrama, Dave sat at a double-ended piano while spitting thought-provoking lyrics. The screen behind flashed with the words ‘Go Home’ and ‘Black’, before calling for a united country.
He touched on the tabloids and distancing of Prince Harry and Megan Markle from the British royal family. “If you don’t wanna get it, then you’re never gonna get it / How the news treats Kate versus how they’re treating Megan.”
In a newly-written verse especially for the Brit Awards, Dave also highlighted the government’s minimal response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Previously, at the 2018 Brit Awards, Stormzy challenged the authorities, demanding the money for Grenfell victims.
Dave went onto say, “Its racist, whether or not it feels racist / The truth is our Prime Minister is a real racist.” Lastly, he took time to pay tribute to the London Bridge attack victim Jack Merritt. “We never had the same background, culture, color or past,’ he rapped. “But you devoted your life to giving others a chance and for that, I’m so taken aback.”
When asked for a response to Dave’s Brit Awards performance, Downing Street said it wouldn’t comment on Dave’s remarks.