British rapper slowthai caused a stir at the Mercury Prize ceremony last night by holding up an effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head.
Wearing a ‘F*** Boris’ T-shirt decorated with lewd images of the Prime Minister, the award-nominated artist, held up the provocative mask on stage at the Eventim Apollo in London.
After stripping to the waist, during an energetic performance of his song Doorman, he held the decapitated mannequin and shouted: ‘F*** Boris Johnson. F*** everything’.
Slowthai was nominated for his album Nothing Great About Britain, which casts a critical eye over life in the modern UK, and was one of the favourites for the Mercury Prize.
According to Mail Online the BBC live feed cut away from the rapper as he held up the effigy, but the audience responded with rapturous applause as slowthai left the stage.
Awards host Lauren Laverne apparently addressed the…