Bookies Put Stomzy In Top Three London Mayor Candidates After Savage BRITs Comments
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People still can't get over Stormzy's brutal call-out to the Prime Minister at the BRIT Awards.
As he closed the show, he issued this message during a freestyle rap: "Theresa May where's the money for Grenfell? 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."
As a result, betting agent William Hill reckons the grime artist could do pretty well if he ever chose to make a name for himself in politics. They've listed him with 33/1 odds for the London Mayoral Election for 2020, which is the same as Ed Vaizey and George Osbourne.
While current mayor Sadiq Khan is holding firm at 1/3, Stormy, real name Michael Omari Owuo, Jr, is doing better than the likes of Boris Johnson, Nick Clegg and Jeremy Corbyn.
The 24-year-old beat the likes of Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher at the BRIT Awards to claim the gong for the Best British Solo Artist and his album Gang Signs and Prayers smashed the charts, so it's unclear whether he would want to make a foray into politics just yet.
The PM has responded to his scathing attack over the Grenfell Tower via a statement delivered by a spokesperson.
"The Prime Minister has been very clear that Grenfell is an unimaginable tragedy that should never be allowed to happen again," the statement said.
"The public inquiry was set up by the Prime Minister to establish what went so tragically wrong and why people weren't listened to for so many years.
"She's determined that the public inquiry will discover not just what went wrong but why the voices of the people of Grenfell were ignored over so many years.
"In terms of support for the people affected by this tragedy, more than £58 million has been committed."
The Mirror asked the spokesperson whether Theresa May even knew who Stormzy was before his verbal onslaught and they couldn't confirm either way.
The grime artist was praised by Labour MPs Emma Dent Coat and David Lammy as well as leader Jeremy Corbyn, who applauded him for keeping last year's tragedy in the forefront of political discourse.
More than 70 people were killed in June last year when the high-rise tower erupted in flames. There has been a criminal investigation, an inquiry into the cause and spread, the firefighters' response times, the forensic search and recovery effort and occupational side-effects, but no one has been arrested.