23 August 2017, 14:56
Stormzy was furious with the police on Twitter.
Stormzy has hit out at the Metropolitan Police a controversial tweet about the Notting Hill Carnival.
The outspoken Grime MC accused the police of only targeting “black events” after they carried out several dawn raids in the run up to this year’s event.
The official Metropolitan police twitter account posted a picture of drugs rapped in cling-film alongside the caption: “In the run up to #NottingHillCarnival , officers have this morning seized what is believed to be a kilo of uncut heroin in #Catford"
Stormzy then retweeted the post to his 907k followers and fired back: “How many drugs did you lot seize in the run up to Glastonbury or we only doing tweets like this for black events?"
How many drugs did you lot seize in the run up to Glastonbury or we only doing tweets like this for black events? https://t.co/v7XYvSg29t— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 22 August 2017
Genuine question— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 22 August 2017
The tweet then sparked a debate on Twitter about people being searched for drugs at music festivals.
Ditto, no searches made at all for glasto nor was it plastered over police twitter. Stormzy has a point— kyle nequest (@knqst) 22 August 2017
They're wrong to link heroin to the carnival. Let me know if you see anyone at Notting hill carnival doing heroin. I'd be impressed.— El Sam-ino (@SamPennington31) 22 August 2017
The point is that it's laughable to connect a kilo of heroin sold on the other side of London with a party that has no connection to heroin— Charlie Robin Jones (@charliexjones) 23 August 2017
How many people got stabbed at carnival last year compared to how many at glasto not everything is a race issue— goonerreiss (@GoonerReiss) 22 August 2017
Have they tweeted about all the knives they seized in the run up to Glasto?— Kahra Thirteen (@Kahra13) 22 August 2017
The police carried out a series of raids across London in the lead up to the event, reportedly arresting 290 arrests for a range of offenses.
Chief Superintendent Robyn Williams, the force's spokesperson for Notting Hill Carnival, said: "Our officers have been proactive and focused on tackling serious violence and knife crime across London.
"Today's operation is aimed at ensuring that those who intend to cause trouble at carnival are prohibited from doing so.
"We are committed to ensuring that carnival remains a safe, vibrant and enjoyable event; troublemakers are not welcome. We will be uncompromising in our operations to keep our communities safe and secure.
"People can expect to see operational activity right up until, and throughout the Bank Holiday weekend."
Meanwhile, Stormzy also spoke out after the police reportedly broke down his front door in the search for a burglar.