Stormzy Takes Aim At Boris Johnson In His Latest Music Video

In case you weren't sure he meant Johnson, his dancers rip off blonde wigs

Stormzy Boris Johnson Vossi Bop

by Bonnie McLaren |
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Stormzyhas taken aim at the government - more specifically, Boris Johnson - in his new track Vossi Bop. ‘Rule number 2 don't make the promise, if you can't keep the deal then just be honest, I can never die I'm Chuck Norris, fk the government and fk Boris,’ he raps. In case you didn't get the hint he meant Johnson, for clarity, his dancers rip off blonde wigs in the music video.

It’s the musician’s first new material since 2017’s Gang Signs & Prayer. The single is inspired a viral dance from Twitter's - now suspended - @NL_Vossi back in 2015. Explaining the origin of the track, the rapper said in an interview with Beats 1 interview with Julie Adenuga, ‘I met Vossi on the internet... He went to get Supermalt, he was on his way back, and he was just dancing to this song. But it was just so infectious, and such a genuine joyous moment that for whatever reason, I went studio a couple weeks later, and I made this song called Vossi Bop.’

‘But this is like three years ago, 2016 I made this song,’ he explains. ‘Or 2015. And yeah, I just had the spirit of Vossi in me, and I was just like ... Yeah, it was very like, now that I think back on it, it just felt very from God, and very natural. Like yeah, this is my vibe right now. I think it just embodies everything that I'm about. The confidence, the humor, the style, the flair, the anarchy, the chaos, just the vibe.’

This year Stormzy is one of the three headliners at Glastonbury, taking to the stage on Friday night. The star recently pulled out of Austria’s Snowbombing Festival after accusing festival staff of “racially targeting” and “aggressively handling" his team.

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