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Dave defends "real racist" Boris Johnson claim made at BRITs

London rapper Dave pointed to Boris Johnson's previous remarks about African countries

  • Dave Turner
  • 20 February 2020
Dave defends "real racist" Boris Johnson claim made at BRITs

London rapper Dave has defended the claim he made at the BRITs that UK prime minister Boris Johnson is a "real racist".

Dave performed his song 'Black' at the BRIT Awards, but added lyrics to the song to rap: "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."

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The controversial comments led to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to deny the claim, telling BBC Breakfast that Boris is "absolutely not a racist". She also said Dave's claim was "utter nonsense" and "highly inappropriate".

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This led Dave to screen record the footage of her speaking, followed by scrolling through a CNN report detailing previous articles written by Boris Johnson. These include him describing Ugandan children as “Aids-ridden choristers”, written for the Spectator in 2002, and using the phrase 'flag-waving piccaninnies' in the Daily Telegraph.

Dave won Album Of The Year at the BRITs with 'Psychodrama', beating the likes of Stormzy and Lewis Capaldi.

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