Skepta responds to US election: ‘don’t moan, fix it’

Skepta: "I've been telling you for years, this world's fucked."

Skepta has responded to Donald Trump’s shock US election win by calling on people to stop complaining about who’s in charge.

The grime MC voiced his thoughts about last night’s result in a video posted on Instagram.

“I have to not fucking moan about who is in charge I have to fix it, I have to save it,” he said, striking a pragmatic tone.

He adds: “Think because Trump’s got a blue tick and keys to the White House its official? The fucking badness is there anyway it’s an evil place.”

Fuck You We Do What We Want. 🗣☎️

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On Twitter, Skepta reiterated his disillusionment with the political system, writing:


In a later post on Instagram, the 34-year-old shared some pertinent lines from his hit single ‘Shutdown’: “Me and my Gs ain’t scared of police/We don’t listen to no politician/Everybody on the same mission/We don’t care about your ‘isms and schisms.”

Skepta – Shutdown (2015) #iAmNotARapper

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In September, Skepta won the Mercury Prize for his album ‘Konnichiwa’, beating out competition from bookie’s favourite David Bowie as well as artists including Radiohead, Anohni and Kano.

Next month, the Tottenham native will play his biggest headline solo gig to date at north London’s Alexandra Palace on December 2. Tickets for the 10,500 capacity gig sold out in just two hours when they went on sale earlier this year.