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London Mayor Boris Johnson praises Speech Debelle for Mercury Prize win

Twitter post praises London for 'showing off' city's talent

Speech Debelle Pic: PA Photos
London Mayor Boris Johnson has congratulated Speech Debelle on winning the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize last night (September 8).

The politician praised the rapper on his official Twitter accounting for representing the British capital.

"Congratulations to Speech Debelle on the Mercury Prize!" he wrote at Twitter.com/MayorOfLondon. "Great to see a south Londoner showing off the amazing talent in this city!"

Watch footage of Speech Debelle's winner's press conference on NME.COM now.

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