Dizzee Rascal has lashed out at Radio 1, taking aim at their censorship and playlist policies.
Dizzee Rascal has enjoyed a near unbroken, decade-long run of success. Yet his new album 'The Fifth' has marked something of a step back: poorly received by fans and critics, it stalled at number ten on the official charts.
Since then, 'Something Really Bad' has dropped off the Radio 1 playlist, sparking a furious reaction the 'Boy In Da Corner'.
Opening up his Twitter feed, Dizzee Rascal blasted Radio 1 - although he did retain some love for the specialist shows.
Who ever does Radio 1 playlist suck my dick! I'm tired of you Cocksuckers you better stop playing me. Make up your fucking minds!!!— Dizzee Rascal (@DizzeeRascal) November 5, 2013
I'm tired of putting up with these 2 faced pricks at Radio 1! If anyone's got a problem let me know. All this nice guy shits dead!— Dizzee Rascal (@DizzeeRascal) November 5, 2013
Fuck Live Lounge! If I gotta keep fighting to get my shit played why bother doing someone else's song so you can sell it on ur shitty comp!— Dizzee Rascal (@DizzeeRascal) November 5, 2013
Going against radio 1 aunt smart but I'm tired holding it down and being a good little nigger. You're full of shit Bar the specialists— Dizzee Rascal (@DizzeeRascal) November 5, 2013
When Americans get played in on radio1 they make allowances for profanity but if it's coming from the nigger down the road it's a problem!— Dizzee Rascal (@DizzeeRascal) November 5, 2013
Radio 1 have handed a statement to NME responding to Dizzee Rascal's criticism: "Radio 1 has given Dizzee huge support over the last decade, and while not every song can make the cut, we have playlisted three singles off his current album, so we were very disappointed and really surprised to read these comments."
So what's your view? Does Dizzee have a point? Leave your thoughts in the comments section...
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