The British rapper Dave won widespread praise on Tuesday evening following his performance at the Brit Awards where he called Boris Johnson "a real racist".
The 21-year-old artist, who also won album of the year, also lashed out at the media for their treatment of Meghan Markle. In a powerful verse from his song "Black", which was serenaded by a piano, the star said:
And if somebody hasn't said it / Equality is a right, it doesn't deserve credit / If you don't wanna get it, then you're never gonna get it / How the news treats Kate versus how they're treating Meghan.
It is racist, whether or not it feels racist / The truth is our prime minister is a real racist.
The moment quickly went viral with many people praising Dave for speaking out against Johnson, who has a been accused on multiple occasions of racism.
Santan Dave, take a bow 🤜🏿 #BRITs2020
One Tory who did agree with Dave was the former Conservative chairman, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who praised Dave on Twitter calling his performance a "necessary wake-up call" following the controversial appointment and subsequent dismissal of Andrew Sabisky at Number 10 earlier this week.
Wow wow wow
That performance of #Black by #Dave @BRITs was powerful- pin drop silence
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