Rapper holds up ‘severed head’ of PM at award ceremony
British rapper slowthai has left many people across the UK absolutely outraged after holding up a fake Boris Johnson severed head at the Mercury Prize ceremony.
Brandishing the dummy head at the end of his performance on Thursday night, the 24-year-old shouted: “Fuck Boris Johnson, fuck everything and there ain’t nothing great about Britain.” The stunt was met with thunderous applause from the audience at the Eventim Apollo in London.
After the rapper left the stage, Lauren Laverne – who was hosting the awards ceremony – said: “Slowthai, with his own views there.”
This comes two years after US comedian Kathy Griffin was dropped by the broadcaster CNN after she posed with the fake decapitated head of Donald Trump. Griffin has since been ostracised from the media since this deplorable stunt.