Stormzy was praised as he asked Theresa May “where’s the money for Grenfell?” in his live performance at the Brit Awards.It was an eventful night for the Croydon grime artist, who won both the British male solo artist and British album of the year awards.
In a freestyle rap, he said: “Theresa May where’s the money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?”You criminals, and you’ve got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages, you should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.”
Brits viewers were quick to praise Stormzy for the performance.One person described it as “so powerful” while another said: “#Stormzy using his platform for good, making sure that hundreds of families from Grenfell continue to be remembered.
“Whether you agree with his use of the platform or not, you can’t say it hasn’t got you thinking. #BRITS.”Labour MP David Lammy also joined in on the applause.
He wrote: “Theresa May where’s the money for Grenfell? You think we forgot about Grenfell?”. Respect @Stormzy1 speaking truth to power. #BRITs2018.”
The Tottenham MP also congratulated the music star for his double win, and added: “He’s changed the game, his story is so inspiring and his music has given a voice to a generation of young people living in our inner cities. Respect and love from Tottenham.”
Labour MP for Kensington Emma Dent Coad tweeted: “Thank you for speaking truth to power, @Stormzy1. “Theresa May where’s the money for Grenfell? You think we forgot about Grenfell?” he sang live on the #BRITs.”In Kensington we will never forget. We will never stop fighting for Justice. No justice, no peace.”
Earlier at the awards, Stormzy became emotional when he was revealed as the winner of the British male solo artist prize.He then became overwhelmed as he was announced as the winner of the most coveted prize of the night, the British album award, beating favourite Ed Sheeran to the accolade.
He fell to the ground in shock while in the audience as he was announced the winner for his debut record Gang Signs And Prayer.Accepting his prize, the rapper told the audience: “Firstly, I always give all the glory to God, God this is all you, this is all you God.
“I know that a lot of people, when I give the glory to God, it seems such a strange thing, but if you know God, you know it’s all him.”