Rapper Takes Sip Of Water But Forgets He's Wearing A Balaclava

The perils of live television are many and varied - the aim of the game? Try not to make a complete and total tit of yourself.

Sadly one rapper didn't get the memo when he tried to take a sip of his drink, while wearing a balaclava.

Rapper Drillminister was appearing as a guest on the BBC's hard-hitting current affairs show, Newsnight, when he made the embarrassing faux pas.

While the others were discussing Britain's knife crime crisis he took the opportunity to quench his thirst, but, forgetting he was wearing a balaclava when he took a sip, managed to spill it all down himself.

Oh dear.

Labour politician Stella Creasy was making a point to the show's host, Emly Maitlis, when the singer decided to take a swig.

It was pretty tragic - he leant over confidently, picked up his glass and without hesitation and went for gold. Sure he got most of the contents into is mouth, but sadly not all of it - and that was enough to make you feel very sorry for him.

But being the pro that Drill - yes, I can call him that - is, he didn't let it faze him, just dabbing his hoodie and carrying on as if nothing had happened. Cool as a cucumber.

Drillminister seemed to forget he was wearing a mask. Credit: BBC/Newsnight
Drillminister seemed to forget he was wearing a mask. Credit: BBC/Newsnight

As well as the cameraman, eagle-eyed viewers also spotted the incident and obviously took to Twitter to out the singer.

One user filmed the clip and shared it to their account.

The caption said: "When you forget you wore a balaclava to appear on @BBCNewsnight."

Since it was posted, the funny tweet has been watched more than 869,000 times and liked by more than 42,000 people.

Responding to the post, one person said: "If this happened on Partridge you'd think it was too far fetched!!"

And after taking a sip he made a bit of a mess of his fetching outfit. Credit: BBC/Newsnight
And after taking a sip he made a bit of a mess of his fetching outfit. Credit: BBC/Newsnight

But those who know Drilly - as I think we all do - know he isn't one to take this kind of thing lying down and he took the opportunity to defend himself, writing: "I remembered that I had a balaclava on lincoln what I didn't know is the BBC went cheap with the water wasn't Fiji or even Volvic tasted more like a Iceland pack of 12 water for 99p taste to it what you have is my reaction."

Aside from the unfortunate incident, the artist was on the panel show to discuss an incredibly sensitive topic and took a swipe at Theresa May for her inadequate response to rising knife crime in the UK, saying she was 'talking about something she doesn't understand'.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Newsnight

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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