Stormzy has shared an emotional message on the anniversary of Grenfell tower blaze and urged people not to forget the tragedy. Puza Snigdha reports.
The rapper joined fellow artist, Adele, who has also been reflecting on the tragic blaze on the third anniversary via the Grenfell United event on YouTube.
During the event, Stormzy said: “I said I was just gonna put the camera on and just talk from my heart instead of trying to prepare anything, I didn’t want this to sound like it came from anywhere other than my heart.”
He added: “To all the people of Grenfell, we’re still mourning with you, so to anyone watching this let’s use this time, let’s use today to stand in solidarity with them and say that we ain’t forgotten you. We love you, we’re here for you.”
He went on to say: “When the government and powers that be have turned their back on you, we’re here. We’re here, we’ve got you, we’re not letting this go,” he added. “It’s become my duty – and everyone else’s duty – to make sure we never forget this.”
In a final comment, he said: “Let this be a constant reminder, let this be a constant dark stain on British society in terms of that many lives lost and the world kept moving. There’s not been any justice. Let that be a constant reminder.”
Stormzy announced earlier this month that he will donate £10 million to Black British causes across the course of the next ten years.
You can watch the full YouTube event below: