In an interview with GQ, Stormzy has said that every British Government has “let black people down”. Speaking to Gary Younge about what he believes to be a systematic failing, the rapper said: “Every government has let black people down, let working-class people down.”
His statement has pointed blame at both the Tory and Labour parties in the interview, where he added, “not much has changed for the people who need it the most.”
He further said: “It might just be how man has grown up, and my heart and my character and all that, but you don’t fool man. Man will always rather someone with clean intention to do that job.”
Last year, he spoke out about the result of the General Election, saying it felt like a “dark cloud”, with the Conservative Party taking a majority win.
Speaking to Radio 1 Xtra, the ‘Vossi Bop’ rapper was promoting his second album ‘Heavy Is The Head’, as updates reached him of the election.
“As soon as it hit midnight I was signing albums. But it was like a dark cloud, you could feel it,” the rapper said. “It’s in the air,” he added. “It’s in your bones”.
He also backed Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn for the position in 10 Downing Street, describing Corbyn as “the first man in a position of power who is committed to giving the power back to the people and helping those who need a helping hand from the government the most.”
On the flip side of things, he called Boris Johnson a “sinister man”. Stormzy’s latest album, ‘Heavy Is The Head’, was released on December 13, featuring singles ‘Own It’, featuring Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran, and his most recent releases, ‘Sounds of the Skeng’, ‘Crown’, and his number one single ‘Vossi Bop’.
His most recent single, ‘Audacity’ features Headie One, as seen below in the official music video.