Stormzy, Dua Lipa shine at Brit awards

by Dwayne Torres February 23, 2018, 1:54
Stormzy, Dua Lipa shine at Brit awards

Fresh from winning two Brit Awards, south London grime artist Stormzy delivered a blistering freestyle performance calling out Theresa May over the Grenfell fire.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "She's determined that the public inquiry will discover not just what went wrong but why the voices of the people of Grenfell were ignored over so many years".

Referring the blaze that claimed the lives of 70 people in June, the rapper said: 'Yo Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?

British rapper Stormzy beat out several big names to win the top honors at the 2018 Brit Awards on Wednesday night.

USA singer Ariana Grande was set to perform in honour of the 22 victims who died in a May terror attack at her Manchester show, but was forced to pull out due to illness.

The 22-year-old singer is nominated in five categories at the music awards, including album of the year for her self-titled debut.

The awards bash opened with a performance by Justin Timberlake, who wowed the crowd at the O2 Arena with his track Midnight Summer Jam, before he was joined by Chris Stapleton for their hit duet Say Something.

In a direct rap, addressed to the British Prime Minister, Stormzy said: 'Yo Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?'

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"We are protesting in our own way and this is how we're going to make a difference". As prime minister I apologise for that failure.

Stars first adopted the white rose as a symbol of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse at last month's (Jan18) Grammy Awards.

Viewers have speculated that Gorillaz star Damon Albarn might have had a few drinks before collecting the award for Best British Band.

"This country is a lovely place, its part of a attractive world, but don't let it become isolated, don't let yourselves be cut off", he said.

He appeared on a charity single for the victims of the Grenfell disaster a year ago, and also called for justice for them at the Glastonbury festival, saying: "We urge the authorities to tell the fucking truth, first and foremost".

His latest album "Divide" has smashed many records, including on streaming App Spotify, where it received 57 million listens on the day of its release. New Zealand singer Lorde took the global female solo artist honors.

The Brit Awards have recognised the cream of British pop music since they were first held in 1977, but in recent years have been criticised for failing to be bold.

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