Rapper Dave brands Boris Johnson a ‘real racist’ during BRITs performance

Rapper Dave blasted Boris Johnson during his rap performance at the BRITS tonight, branding the prime minister a "real racist".

Tonight, his lyrics were even more politically charged as he took poignant and clear swipes at everything from the state of Britain's politics to raising awareness of the Grenfell disaster and how residents still need a home.

And in his powerful statements, no-one was spared.

Introduced by BAFTA EE Rising Star award winner and Top Boy co-star Michael Ward, the rapper was lauded by his friend for his incredible musical talents.

“He’s one of the greatest rappers from the UK, but I know he's going to be one of the greatest rappers to walk this planet,” Michael announced.

Dave, whose full name is David Omoregie, took to a piano to perform his politically-charged song as powerful black and white images flashed across the top of the instrument.

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"Our PM is a real racists," he tells the audience – who quickly applaud the statement.

In the show stopping performance, he then powerfully demands "Equality is a right."

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During the thought-proving show, the Streatham-born rapper went as far as highlighting the attacks of of the new royal couple: "How the news treat Kate compared to how they treat Meghan."

The award-winning grime artist, who is also nominated for four BRIT Awards this evening, also led a powerful and tear-jerking tribute to the London Bridge attack victim Jack Merritt.

"We never had the same background, culture, colour or past – but you devoted your life to giving others a chance – and for that I'm so taken aback."

As Dave poured his heart into the powerful, message-filled rap, words such as "Black" and "Go Home" flashed up in the visuals during the stunning performance before leading a call for a more united country.

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"Equal opportunities, people under scrutiny, no more immunity, way less hatered," he demands.

The single Black comes from the rappers gloriously thought-provoking album, Psychodrama.

The record, released in March, focuses on the rehabilitation therapy of Dave's older brother who is currently serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 2010 murder of Sofyen Belamouadden at Victoria Station in London.

It features interludes re-enacting therapy sessions, and Christopher Omoregie's voice features on the record.

Speaking on everything from Boris Johnson to Grenfell, Dave's powerful and momentous performance is the epitome of the talent that the BRIT Awards – and the wider British music industry – harbours.

With a mic drop to end, he served up the very frustrations of an entire country and demanded change.

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