MISS DYNAMITE ATTACKS GOVERNMENT OVER GUN CRIME

The star says poverty is to blame - and she wants to help combat the problems...

MISS DYNAMITE has said she would like to work with Government ministers to help problems with inner city gun violence.

The 21-year-old R&B star was in west London yesterday (March 17) launching the Stop The Violence campaign.

She said: “I would like to work with the Government, if they were seriously interested in what we were going to say. If they were to take it seriously then yes I’d like to do it.”

The double Brit Award winner said the Government must tackle poverty to ease gun violence.

She added: “In terms of gun violence and gun crime it’s obvious – the problem is poverty. The Government have to give young people education and jobs, then none of this would be occurring.”

The star also criticised UK Culture Minister, Kim Howells, for comments he made earlier this year about rap music and gun violence.

She said: “People can make out they are interested in a problem, but then they go and make comments like they have about our music. It shows no one’s listening, no one’s understanding and no one cares.”

So Solid Crew‘s Lisa Maffia and a number of other UK garage stars also attended the launch.

Stop The Violence was launched by a Nottingham-based youth collective, Raw Talent, in an effort to stop gun violence in the city.