slowthai says Mercury Awards ‘severed head’ stunt was a reflection of what the government is doing to the people

slowthai says Mercury Awards ‘severed head’ stunt was a reflection of what the government is doing to the people

Rapper slowthai has hit again at critics of his ‘severed head’ stunt at Thursday’s Hyundai Mercury Prize efficiency, saying it was a metaphor for what the government is doing to the people.

The BBC had to minimize quick the finish of slowthai’s – actual title Tyron Frampton – efficiency after he held an effigy of Boris Johnson’s head in the air and shouted ‘F**k Boris’.

He defended his political assertion, telling his followers: ‘Last night I held a mirror up to this country and some people don’t like the reflection.



‘Yet this is exactly where we’re being taken, minimize off and in any respect prices. The people in energy who’re attempting to isolate and divide us aren’t the ones who will really feel its results the hardest.

‘They’re not the ones navigating Universal Credit and never the ones having to take care of systematic oppression and hate crimes at the palms of privileged politicians who say what they need with out worry and consequence.’

He added that the people had been being failed by those that are supposed to look out for his or her greatest pursuits as the politicians in energy aren’t working for the better good.

slowthai shocked viewers as he paraded the ‘severed head’ round on stage (Picture: Rex Features)
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slowthai hit again at critics of his political assertion (Picture: Twitter)

‘We as a people are not being looked after and our best interests are not being served by those in government – this is their job and they’re not doing it nicely sufficient.

‘This “act” was a metaphor for what this government is doing to our nation, besides what I did was current it in plain sight.’

He caveated the stunt: ‘No Boris Johnsons were hurt in the making of this slowthai performance. I don’t condone violence in any type.’

The 24-year-old musician has additionally launched his personal vary of ‘F**k Boris’ merch on his web site following on from the efficiency.

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