Dave added lyrics to his song “Black” at the Brit Awards to call Boris Johnson a “real racist”.

The crowd cheered on as the Streatham-born rapper made the change during a stirring rendition of the song, which is taken from his album Psychodrama

Dave also criticised the British media's treatment of Meghan Markle compsred to how they treated Kate Middleton.

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He rapped: "And if somebody hasn't said it / Equality is a right, it doesn't deserve credit / If you don't wanna get it, then you're never gonna get it / How the news treats Kate versus how they're treating Megan."

"It is racist, whether or not it feels racist. The truth is our Prime Minister is a real racist."

Dave also paid tribute to Jack Merritt, who died in the London Bridge terror attack in 2019.

In a five-star review, The Independent called the record "one of the most thoughtful, moving and necessary albums of 2019."

This year’s ceremony, which marks its 40th anniversary, is being presented by Jack Whitehall.

British singer Mabel kickstarted the evening with a performance of “Don’t Call Me Up” before winning Best Female Solo Artist.

Harry Styles performed at the event, which will also see performances from Stormzy and Billie Eilish, who will sing new Bond theme No Time to Die.

Follow along with the live blog here and a rolling list of every single winner here.

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