The statement is part of the lyrics to the rapper’s track “Vossi Bop”, released in April of this year, which sees him declare: “I’ll never die, I’m Chuck Norris/F**k the government and f**k Boris”.
It was one of the few overtly political statements of the set, although The Independent‘s Jazz Monroe wrote: “But to look for outright polemic misses the point. From the disarming ballet suite to footage of grainy street spats on the video screen, the set seeks to erase the binary between those people of colour deemed, by the ruling class, to be acceptable and those not.”
“Some illustrious guests (Dave and Fredo also feature) and a buttoned-up live band can’t hide that this set was pure, uncompromising Stormzy – a grime masterclass from an astonishingly versatile performer who, it seems, can do anything he pleases.”
Glastonbury continues today with sets from Janet Jackson, Johnny Marr, Chemical Brothers, Maggie Rogers, Lewis Capaldi, Liam Gallagher, and The Killers.
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