Stormzy Forces UK Parliament To Consider Theresa May Grenfell Inquiry Following Viral Petition
26 February 2018, 12:34 | Updated: 26 February 2018, 12:39
Stormzy encouraged his followers to sign the petition.
A petition demanding Theresa May to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower inquiry has officially reached 100,000 signatures – which means that parliament must now consider debating the topic.
The announcement follows Stormzy’s huge push on social media since Friday, in which he called for his 1.19 million followers to “sign, share, RT and spread the word”.
This needs 100,000 signatures if you could please sign, share, RT and spread the word on it. https://t.co/zpSE3qy2bq— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 23 February 2018
This contributed to tens of thousands of fresh signatures to the petition.
The Grime MC’s tweet follows his brutal backlash against Theresa May live on stage at the 2018 BRIT Awards.
“Yo Theresa May where’s the money for Grenfell?” he rapped in the freestyle, adding: “What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?”
Following Stormzy’s performance, the Government released an official statement in response – claiming that Theresa May was “committed” to helping people who were affected by the tragic incident back in 2017.
40k Signatures left, pleaseeeee don’t be paigon, just sign it takes 30 seconds and will help some real good people in bad situations right now. So PLEASE! https://t.co/Xg1huhT5pr— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 23 February 2018
Yooooo please if you sign this we will hit the target by midnight DO NOT SCROLL PAST!!! Please just sign and help some real good innocent people! I’m appealing to everybody’s better nature right now, just sign and HELP!! RT!!!!!!! https://t.co/Xg1huhT5pr— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 23 February 2018
When the petition powered past 100,000 signatures, Stormzy posted: “Beautiful, legendary people. Job done.”
Beautiful, legendary people. Job done https://t.co/Xg1huhT5pr— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 23 February 2018
See the petition here.
The petition was created by Adel Chaoui in Novemeber, who lost a number of family members in the fire.
Meanwhile, following Stormzy’s British Album Of The Year award at The BRITs, his debut album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ returned to No. 1 on the official R&B Albums Chart.
The rapper also won British Male Solo Artist, beating artists such as Ed Sheeran Liam Gallagher, Loyle Carner and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.