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Banksy Made Stormzy's Customised Stab Proof Vest For Glastonbury

Banksy Made Stormzy's Customised Stab Proof Vest For Glastonbury

Street artist Banksy made the customised stab-proof vest Stormzy wore last night when he headlined Glastonbury.

Banksy shared the news on his Instagram. Credit: Instagram/banksy
Banksy shared the news on his Instagram. Credit: Instagram/banksy
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Posting the picture to his six million followers, Banksy wrote: "I made a customised stab-proof vest and thought - who could possibly wear this? Stormzy at Glastonbury."

Fans of the pair commented on the photo applauding Banksy's 'incredible' work and dubbed it 'legendary'.

One said: "Fantastic. Such a statement," while another added: "You are a genius!"

Stormzy at Glastonbury. Credit: PA
Stormzy at Glastonbury. Credit: PA

The grime artist played at the top of the festival bill last night, becoming the first black British solo artist to do so.

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And anyone who knows Stormzy's recent history (or watched his Brits performance) will know that he didn't fancy missing an opportunity to make a few political points during his raucous set.

He had barbs for Conservative Party leadership front-runner Boris Johnson, the UK Government, and - slightly more out of left field - football manager David Moyes.

Stormzy performs on the third day of Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA
Stormzy performs on the third day of Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA

During 'Don't Cry For Me' he brought out two ballet dancers to highlight the way that race and inequality feature in every part of life.

A screen behind the two performers read: "Ballet shoes have not traditionally been made to match black skin tones. Until now.

"Previously ballet dancers 'pancaked' their shoes with makeup. Now there are ballet shoes to match all skin tones. A huge leap forward for inclusion in the ballet world."

Stormzy performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA
Stormzy performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA

At 25 years old, he's also the second youngest solo act to ever headline the main stage, after a 24-year-old David Bowie took the limelight in 1971.

At the 2018 Brit Awards, Stormzy called out Theresa May and the entire UK government over their handling of the Grenfell tower tragedy which killed 71 people in June 2017.

Taking to the stage, he rapped: "Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?" Before adding that the government 'just forgot about Grenfell, you criminals / and you got the cheek to call us savages / you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages / we should burn your house down and see if you can manage this'.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Music, Banksy

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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