Stormzy’s Glastonbury set to be broadcast ‘uncensored’ by BBC despite ‘f*** Boris’ lyrics
Grime star's single 'Vossi Bop' contains a lyric that takes aim at Boris Johnson and the government
The BBC has confirmed that it will broadcast Stormzy’s Glastonbury Festival set live and uncensored tonight (28 June), despite the fact that one of his songs contains an expletive aimed at Boris Johnson.
In a statement to iNews, the BBC said that the grime superstar’s set “will be broadcast live on BBC2 post-watershed with the appropriate language warnings, in accordance with the BBC’s editorial guidelines.”
Stormzy, who is headlining the first night of the festival, is currently promoting “Vossi Bop”, the first single from his forthcoming second album, which includes the line: “F*** the government and f*** Boris.”
The star has form with political protest during performances, including his memorable freestyle rap during last year’s Brit Awards, in which he condemned Theresa May for her response to the Grenfell tragedy.
“Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?” he asked. “What, you thought we just forgot about Grenfell? You criminals and you’ve got the cheek to call us savages/ You should do some jail time, you should pay some damages/ You should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.”
Stormzy's headline performance takes place at 10.15pm on the Pyramid Stage.