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Rap stars like ‘Dave’ should stop calling Boris a racist

Plenty of people are pretending this morning that they actually knew who Dave was the day before yesterday. The Streatham rapper made headlines at the Brits last night for calling Boris Johnson ‘a real racist’ during a performance of his song ‘Black’. Suddenly, he’s the toast of Twitter, liberal-lefties and assorted other Boris-loathers, who eagerly shared clips of the performance. Following the huge success of his debut album, Psychodrama, which won album of the year last night, Dave, it seems, has achieved a kind of crossover success – he’s cracked the Guardianista market. Rappers and pop stars used to be relied upon to transgress, now they just repeat Radio 4 talking