Stormzy brands Jacob Rees-Mogg 'a piece of s**t' over Grenfell comments

Stormzy called for the politician to resign. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
Stormzy called for the politician to resign. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Rapper Stormzy has branded Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg a "piece off s**t" for the recent comments he made regarding Grenfell, where he said residents who stayed in the burning building "lacked common sense".

Following the remarks made by the politician on LBC, which he has since apologised for, the Grime star launched a scathing critique on Rees-Mogg and the Government in a string of tweets.

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Stormzy, real name Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr, shared footage of Rees-Mogg making the comments as he began the thread by calling for the Conservative MP to resign.

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The 26-year-old wrote: "Oi @Jacob_Rees_Mogg you need to resign you’re an actual piece of s**t I beg everyone watch this - MP Jacob Rees Mogg in a nutshell saying Grenfell Victims should of had the common sense to escape. I can’t believe the cheek f*****g hell these politicians are actual aliens.

Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives for a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives for a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

"My man said “if either of us were in fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we’d leave a burning building” as if to say “come on bro, they were just dumb” as if those who lost their lives weren’t smart enough to escape. F*****g hell this man is the scummiest."

Stormzy took to Twitter to criticise Jacob-Rees Mogg's on his Grenfell comments, as well as the Government as a whole. (Stormzy / Twitter)
Stormzy took to Twitter to criticise Jacob-Rees Mogg's on his Grenfell comments, as well as the Government as a whole. (Stormzy / Twitter)

It also comes after the report into the first phase of the blaze, which claimed 72 lives, was published last week and criticised the London Fire Brigade for telling residents to stay in their homes.

Stormzy went on to share: "The government are to blame for Grenfell not the fire brigade. Point blank. I don’t know the ins and outs and I’m sure the fire fighters made some errors, to what extent I don’t know but nah we ain’t gonna act like the brave men and women who went in there are the main reason this happened get the f**k out of here Lmao we ain’t that dumb lads This is blood on the British governments hands. Grenfell was their fault and their fault alone."

He also declared that it "wasn't about politics" but those in power "lacking the most basic level of humanity".

Photo dated 15/06/17 of Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building.
Photo dated 15/06/17 of Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building.

"This ain’t about politics it’s about the people who govern us lacking the most BASIC level of humanity or empathy it’s nuts to me. Then this same bruddah gonna be deciding the laws and decisions that affect us lmao f**k off.These man are the REAL LIFE evil villains from the films," he opined.

It isn't the first time he has been critical of the Government's efforts regarding Grenfell as he previously campaigned for those affected by participating in a video made by survivors which called on the Government to remove "dangerous cladding" from buildings.

He also used a performance at the Brit Awards last year to ask then-Prime Minister Theresa May "where's the money for Grenfell" before adding that the Government "forgot" about the tragedy.

Speaking to presenter Nick Ferrari on LBC radio on Monday, Rees-Mogg said: “The more one's read over the weekend about the report and about the chances of people surviving, if you just ignore what you're told and leave you are so much safer.

"And I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building.

"It just seems the common sense thing to do. And it is such a tragedy that that didn't happen."

However, the father-of-six later apologised for his comments saying he would "hate to upset" the people of Grenfell.

“I profoundly apologise,” he said. “What I meant to say is that I would have also listened to the fire brigade’s advice to stay and wait at the time. However, with what we know now and with hindsight I wouldn’t and I don’t think anyone else would.

“What’s so sad is that the advice given overrides common sense because everybody would want to leave a burning building.

“I would hate to upset the people of Grenfell if I was unclear in my comments. With hindsight and after reading the report no one would follow that advice. That’s the great tragedy.”


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