The Home Secretary has defended Boris Johnson and described accusations that he is a racist as ‘utter nonsense’.

Dave added verses to the end of his song Black, criticising the Government for the Windrush scandal and its handling of the Grenfell disaster.

During the performance at the O2 Arena, he rapped: ‘The truth is our Prime Minister’s a real racist.’

Ms Patel was asked about Dave’s criticism as she defended the Government’s immigration plans to refuse visas to low-skilled migrant workers after Brexit.

She told Sky News: ‘Well, that’s utter nonsense, it really is.

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However, Tory peer Baroness Warsi was more critical of the prime minister and highlighted Downing Street’s hiring of aide Andrew Sabisky, who claimed black people have lower IQs.

The former Conservative Party chairwoman tweeted:  ‘After the appalling appointment of #Sabinsky & the shameful lack of condemnation this week from No10, this performance felt like a necessary wakeup call in the most provocative way.’

No 10 failed to condemn his remarks.

Labour is demanding to know whether the PM agrees with Mr Sabisky’s views, pointing to an article published in The Spectator magazine when Mr Johnson was its editor which claimed ‘blacks are at the other pole’ to ‘orientals’ who have ‘larger brains’.

Dave also paid tribute to London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt, and criticised the PM’s response to impose more severe sentences.

He rapped: ‘As a young black man who’s seen paper and crack. Give them tougher sentences? It’s just papering cracks.’

He also criticised the Government, saying: ‘Grenfell victims still need accommodation and we still need support for the Windrush generation.’

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Dave won best album at the Brits for Psychodrama, which topped the UK album chart and won last year’s Mercury Prize.