Skepta's D-Day Comments During GMB Appearance Receive Huge Praise From Viewers
6 June 2019, 11:23
Grime star Skepta was on Good Morning Britain when he paused his interview to highlight the importance of D-Day remembrance.
Skepta was a guest on Good Morning Britain to discuss his brand new album 'Ignorance Is Bliss', however the North London Grime star instead used the opportunity to highlight the importance of D-Day remembrance.
Appearing on the 75 year anniversary of the tragic events of D-Day, as you can see in the video above Skepta said "Lucky to not have to be called to go and fight. A lot of hearts and thoughts go out to everyone affected in that man."
Speaking to GMB host Susanna Reid, Skepta said "‘It’s a heavy morning. I didn’t think I would have to come and talk about my album just in the midst of this."
Clearly feeling reflective about the important occasion, Skepta went on to say, "I was supposed to be on here yesterday, it would’ve been a lighter mood."
Having spoken briefly about his new album and the influence of Grime music in the UK, Skepta closed the chat by opting not promote his new music and instead saying "I wanted to say thank you, rather than promote the album, because of what kind of morning it was."
The Boy Better Know MC was showered by huge praise from viewers on social media after the interview aired with people praising Skepta for his sensitive handling of the situation and the respect he showed...
@GMB HUGE respect for Skepta right now, not feeling right about talking about his new album in the midst of the D-Day celebrations. With that humble attitude and genuine awareness, you crack on, big up the album!— TheRealRichO (@bugfan_nobug) June 6, 2019
Shout out to this man @Skepta goes on GMB and first and last thing he says is a heartfelt thank you to those who sacrificed on this day 75 years ago. Absolute genuine guy. Been a fan of his music but now a fan of the man! #dday #massiverespect #influencialvoice 🙏🏻💂🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/Hr42cLpI4Q— Lloyd Barnes (@findmelloydb) June 6, 2019
Skepta's new album 'Ignorance Is Bliss' is out right now and you can watch his exclusive breakdown of the project with Capital XTRA's DJ Semtex above.