Skepta’s BRITs Performance Was A Big Win For Grime
In the end, Skepta won.
Its gonna be a mad ting.
Shawty yeah i rep BBK,
Monday to Sunday I'm like BBK.
JME, Skepta, Wiley, Frisco, Maximum yeah thats BBK,
add me to the list thats BBK,
can't forget Sam thats BBK.
I see a lot of guys doing this ting
but none of them flex like BBK.
We need some more girls in here There's too many man, too many many man,
too many man too many many man ()
We need some more girls in here,
It's gonna break loose like hell in here,
When I see a few Blu Cantrell's in here,
Bare man not enough girls in here.
Too many man too many many man
Wanna hype and block them stairs in here
No sharp shoes just nike airs in here.
It's only 55 pound for a bottle but I don't wanna buy one
I'm looking for a girl but I can't find one
Thought it was an I'm doing it again party
But it's more like a god forgive me if I bust my 9 one
Wiley I told you we should have linked them ministry links
Come we finish these drinks and head out
Can't believe I rented a room with a bed out.
Some stick up in shoobz
No high heels just hoods
No cleavage just creps
About 10 man look like Skeps
I see bare guys on the queue and ting
The rave come like muscle base chin
No boring no creps madder mans gonna jam behind the decks.
I come through like what is it on
Skeps he's my man what is he on
I ain't come here to try merk anybody
But forget the hype if it's on then it's on
I'll dunna mans dance then I'm gone then I'm gone
Skeng daddy bars when I'm on when I'm on
I just wanna make a lickle vibe for the galdem
Hotel pop off the thong then it's on with a lickle bit of hydrate; Dom Perignon
Champagne Hennessy not very long
We need some more girls in here
Couples chantelle's and chanelle's in here
So pass me the bitter let me get heavy on
Buff ting gally rude boy sling it on
There's too many man too many many man
I'll slew any man slew any any man.
Back in 2015, Kanye brought every British MC he could find to the BRITs. West packed a handy flamethrower with him too, for good measure. It was a huge moment. The following year, grime was roundly ignored by the BRITs, hence the #BRITsSoWhite hashtag and Stormzy getting himself a meeting with the organisers to discuss the issue. Fast forward to 2017, and while grime may not have won big with the awards tonight (22 February), which was truly disappointing to see, Skepta and Stormzy finally got their moment.
Witnessing Skepta swivel on the spot mid-‘Shutdown’, his fists held aloft as racist comments made during Kanye’s performance two years ago – and immortalised within this very track – played out of the PA in the O2 Arena, one thing was abundantly clear: in the end, Skepta won. A powerful moment.
(Note: why ITV decided to censor the word “pussy” after 9pm, we’ll never know.)
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