Rapper Dave brings up Boris Johnson’s Africa comments in defence of claims PM is racist


Dave has resurfaced Boris Johnson’s controversial comments about African people, in order to strengthen his claim that the prime minister is “a real racist”.

The rapper added lyrics to his song “Black” at this year’s Brit Awards, saying: “The truth is our prime minister is a real racist.”

Home secretary Priti Patel then denied this claim, telling BBC Breakfast: “He’s absolutely not a racist and I’m afraid that is very much a generalisation that has been made by rapper Dave, and I just disagree with it.”

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She also told Sky News: “That’s utter nonsense, it really is. I don’t know what those comments are based on … He is not a racist at all. I just think those comments are highly inappropriate.” 

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