slowthai makes statement following 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize performance

The ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ has taken to Twitter to speak about his live appearance.

slowthai has taken to his Twitter page to make a statement following his performance at the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize.

After performing ‘Doorman’ from his Hyundai Mercury Prize-shortlisted album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’, the rapper received some criticism for his use of a fake Boris Johnson head.

Speaking out about his performance, our May 2019 cover star offered up some more detail about the intention of his actions: “Last night I held up a mirror to this country and some people didn’t like its reflection. Yet this is exactly where we’re being taken, cut off and at all costs.”

He also confirmed that “no Boris Johnson’s were hurt in the making of this slowthai performance” and that he does not “condone violence in any form”.

Read the full statement from slowthai below.

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