Stormzy raps about Theresa May and 'money for Grenfell' at Brit Awards

Little Mix Have Quadruple Date at BRIT Awards While Teasing New Music

Little Mix Have Quadruple Date at BRIT Awards While Teasing New Music

Downing Street has insisted Theresa May is "absolutely committed" to supporting people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy after she was criticised by grime artist Stormzy at the Brit awards.

"Labour MP David Lammy also praised Stormzy for his message: "'Theresa May where's the money for Grenfell?

He also took aim at the Daily Mail, which last year accused the 24-year-old artist of "treating cannabis as "product placement"". Instead, Gallagher took to the stage to perform a tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

Brit Award-winners are mostly chosen by a ballot of over 1,000 music industry members, but in some categories they are settled by public vote.

Stormzy had previously slammed the awards as being "so white", leading to sweeping changes in the ceremony's voting committee.

In a politically-charged rap, Stormzy sang: "Yo Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?".

The US rapper later performed live, standing on top of a huge box containing a sports auto, which was smashed to pieces as the song went on. As prime minister I apologise for that failure.

Stars arrived at the event wearing white rose pins and holding white roses in support of the Time's Up and #MeToo anti-sexual harassment and abuse movements.

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"But what I want to say is, don't let it become isolated, don't let yourselves become cut off".

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

The singer wore a white rose on the red carpet at the Brit Awards as a sign of solidarity with campaigns against sexual misconduct.

Despite losing out on two awards to Stormzy, Sheeran won the Global Success award.

Sheeran, who, despite releasing the biggest-selling album in the United Kingdom past year with "Divide", missed out on wins in the top categories.

At age 15, Dua Lipa moved to London alone from Kosovo and worked as a model and in a nightclub while she chased her musical dreams.

"Thankyou for starting my night off so magically", she said as she picked up the award from Australian pop royalty Kylie Minogue.

Before the ceremony, Jorja Smith was announced as the victor of the Critics' Choice Brit Award, while Steve Mac was named British Producer of the Year.

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