British rapper Stormzy has launched an attack on mainstream media after most of the UK's press ran headlines yesterday saying he believed the UK was still a racist country.
Big Mike said that ITV can "s*** his d***" in a Twitter tirade that has already been retweeted over 70,000 times at the time of writing this.
The chart topper from Croydon has accused the media of intentionally spinning his words and tweeted “please don’t try beg it in the future”, meaning that he won't be doing them any favours in the future.
Stormzy, who released his second album Heavy Is The Head earlier this month to huge acclaim, made the comments about racism in the country during an interview with an Italian newspaper.
When asked whether the UK was still a racist country by La Repubblica, he said: “Definitely, 100%. It’s like: ‘Oh no, we’re not racist’. But there’s a lot of racism in the country."
“The difficult thing with the UK is, as you said, in Italy it’s a clear problem, whereas trying to explain that Britain is a racist country is the most difficult thing ever."
“They think: ‘No, it’s not. Stormzy you’re successful. Look at London, there’s loads of black people. It’s a more difficult case to fight.”
ITV you lot can suck my dick for this https://t.co/Z5TybJtpbc— HEAVY IS THE HEAD (@stormzy) December 22, 2019
All you publications and media outlets that are intentionally spinning my words for some click bait can suck my dick and please don’t try beg it in the future— HEAVY IS THE HEAD (@stormzy) December 22, 2019
Stormzy has not been shy in the past of criticising Boris Johnson, and has said that the British Prime Minister was a "figurehead whose comments encouraged hate among others" in the UK.
The Labour voter and Jeremy Corbyn fan said: “If the top person can openly say this racist thing – the ‘piccaninnies’ remarks, ‘watermelon smiles’, comparing Muslim women to a letter box.
“If that is our figurehead, the top man, the leader we have to follow, and he openly says these things, he encourages hate among others.”
His twitter spat is getting a lot of positive support from fans and members of the public, and he even got the opportunity to put down a BBC correspondent who popped up to have a go...
Stop telling me to stay classy it’s fucking annoying, where’s their class ? https://t.co/xQKgtWULMF— HEAVY IS THE HEAD (@stormzy) December 22, 2019
Stormzy's amazing second album, 'Heavy Is The Head', is out now on all streaming platforms.