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Tyler, The Creator may have won the award for international male solo artist at the Brit Awards 2020, but he made sure to hit back at Theresa May in his acceptance speech.

The rapper, 28, gave former British prime minister Theresa May a special shout out when he went on stage to accept his award, after she apparently banned him from the UK in the past.

Tyler told the crowds: ‘Uhh thank you guys. Uhh, yeah. Uhh shout out to all the British funk from the 80s that I try to copy.

‘Shout out Sony and Colombia for always having my back, thank you. Shout out to all the UK boys that keep this place fun for me at night.

‘And I wanna give a special shout out to someone who I hold dear to my heart, who made it where I couldn’t come to this country five years ago.

‘I know she’s at home p**sed off. Thank you Theresa May.’

It comes after Theresa used anti-terrorism legislation to forbid him from entering the UK in 2015 when he was supposed to perform at Reading and Leeds festival.

Tyler used his speech to slam Theresa May’s travel ban (Picture: Getty Images)

He was stopped at customs when he arrived in the UK and was taken to a detention room and shown lyrics from his first two albums.

Theresa had claimed his music ‘encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality’ and ‘fosters hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts’.

Theresa May had invoked anti-terrorism legislation to ban Tyler from the UK (Picture: AFP/Getty)

However, he made the most of her stepping down and returned to the UK as soon as she left the post of prime minister.

Her replacement, Boris Johnson, also didn’t get off scot-free on the night, as he ended up the butt of a joke by host Jack Whitehall.

In his first link, Jack told the crowd: ‘Welcome to the 40th anniversary of the Brit Awards in association with Mastercard.

‘Yes, it’s the one night of the year you get to see your popstars in a different light, sat there nervously waiting for an envelope to appear like Boris Johnson on Father’s Day.’



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