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US News Rap star Dave hits back at Priti Patel interview defending the PM

17:55  20 february  2020
17:55  20 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has lashed out at British rapper , Dave , after the musician used his performance at the Patel called the accusation "utter nonsense." The 21-year-old black rapper from Streatham in South London – who won album of the year at the prestigious awards show in the UK

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a man talking into a microphone: Rapper Dave: 'Our PM is a racist' © Rex Features Rapper Dave: 'Our PM is a racist' Dave has continued his attack on "racist" Boris Johnson following the rap star's politically charged Brit Awards performance.

The 21-year-old accused the prime minister of being a "real racist" at Tuesday night's awards ceremony, while he also criticised the media's treatment of the Duchess of Sussex.

The Londoner has now sought to reinforce his claims as he responded to Home Secretary Priti Patel's condemnation of the rap star's comments about Mr Johnson as "utter nonsense" and "highly inappropriate".

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Ms Patel was asked about Dave 's criticism as she defended the Government's immigration plans to refuse visas to low-skilled migrant workers after Brexit. Dave also paid tribute to London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt, and criticised the PM 's response to impose more severe sentences.

The Home Secretary Priti Patel , appeared on Sky News and branded rapper Dave 's claims that thr Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a 'real racist' as 'utter nonsense' and 'highly inappropriate'.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel © Getty Home Secretary Priti Patel

In a video posted on Twitter, Dave highlighted a series of Mr Johnson's past remarks following Ms Patel's declaration - made to Kay Burley on Sky News - that the prime minister "is not a racist at all".

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Boris Johnson is facing accusations of racism for previous comments © Reuters Boris Johnson is facing accusations of racism for previous comments

These included Mr Johnson's reference to "flag-waving piccaninnies" in a 2002 article for The Daily Telegraph; and his description of "Aids-ridden choristers" in an article in the same year for The Spectator magazine, following a trip to Uganda.

The prime minister has previously responded to criticism of his past writings by apologising for "the offence I have caused" but vowed to "continue to speak directly as I can".

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Priti Patel has defended Boris Johnson after he was accused of being a “real racist” by a winner at the Brit awards. In a televised performance Dave , a rapper who won album of the year, criticised the government’s handling of the Windrush scandal and the Grenfell Tower disaster before turning on Mr

Priti Patel defends Boris Johnson after Rapper Dave accused him of being "a real racist" at the Brit Awards, and Mike challenges Labour MP Peter Dowd's criti The British star performed his song Black at the ceremony at the O2 Arena in London, but added new verses at the end.

"Occasionally some plaster comes off the ceiling as a result of a phrase I may have used, or the way that phrase has been wrenched out of context by those who wish for reasons of their own to caricature," Mr Johnson said last year.

Meanwhile, a series of other celebrities have challenged the government's new immigration system - as outlined by Ms Patel on Wednesday - by suggesting either they or their parents wouldn't have been allowed into the UK under the new scheme.

Author Sathnam Sanghera urged others to share their stories on Twitter of how "you and your family wouldn't be here, building businesses, charities and the NHS, contributing to British politics, art and sport, if the UK had had this suggested #pointsbasedsystem in the 20th Century".

He challenged ex-chancellor Sajid Javid, who quit Mr Johnson's government last week and whose parents were Pakistani immigrants, to be the first to respond.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel has criticised rapper Dave for branding Boris Johnson a "real racist" But the rap was backed by Tory peer Baroness Warsi, who highlighted Downing Street's hiring of aide Labour is demanding to know whether the PM agrees with Mr Sabisky's views, pointing to an article

The Tory MP did not take up the offer but comic actors David Schneider and Rebecca Front, author Neil Gaiman, food critic Jay Rayner, writer Caitlin Moran and former Conservative Party chair Baroness Warsi all shared their own family stories.

The peer described how her grandfather arrived in the UK as a millworker in the 1950s but "wouldn't have been allowed" under the new immigration system.

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Baroness Warsi described how his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have built "dozens" of multi-million pound businesses and are employed as doctors, lawyers, accountants, pharmacists, teachers and in the Armed Forces.

Ms Patel has swerved questions over whether her own parents, who moved to Britain from Uganda in the 1960s, would have been barred entry to the UK under the new immigration system.

A YouGov poll revealed 83% of Britons back the government's requirement for migrants to speak English when coming to the country.

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