‘F*** her goddamn Brexit’: Public Enemy’s Chuck D backs Remain and Scottish independence

Chuck D spoke out against Theresa May's Brexit and for Scottish independence at a Glasgow concert. P

Chuck D spoke out against Theresa May's Brexit and for Scottish independence at a Glasgow concert. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/PA Images - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Chuck D, leader of the rap group Public Enemy, had words of encouragement for Scottish independence campaigners and plenty of scorn for Theresa May at a Glasgow concert.

The group was appearing at Glasglow's SSE Hydro arena as part of the Gods of Rap tour alongside the Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul, where Chuck D made his comments.

In mobile phone footage from the concert shot by Twitter user Rory M Stewart - not the Tory MP - the rapper can firstly be seen getting the crowd chanting "fuck bigotry!"

He then added: "I thought you all was going to be independent by the time I got back.

"What you holding on to fucking mommy for?


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"Theresa May don't know what the fuck she's doing.

"Fuck her goddamn Brexit!" he said to cheers and whistles, adding for good measure: "Fuck goddamn Donald Trump".

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"Let's all fight the fucking power," he said, before breaking into "Fight the Power", replacing the song's reference to 1989 with 2019.

Chuck D first backed Scottish independence in comments made in 2014, reportedly saying at another Glasgow concert: "That little brother shit is over. Don't let them take your money no more, Scotland."

He expanded on his comments that year in an interview with music magazine Clash: "I have friends from Scotland and my friends think that's the way to go," he told them. "I was able to get them to give me a good table of pros and cons.

"They're smart and it's time ... Scotland can have independence."

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