Theresa May says she is “absolutely committed” to supporting victims of the Grenfell Tower fire after she was criticised by UK grime star Stormzy at the Brit Awards.
Downing Street has insisted Mrs May has been “very clear that Grenfell was an unimaginable tragedy that should never have happened and must never happen again”.
At the award ceremony’s closing performance, Stormzy rapped: “Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?
“What, you thought we just forgot about Grenfell? You criminals, and you’ve got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages, you should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.”
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “She’s determined that the public inquiry will discover not just what went wrong but why the voices of the people of Grenfell were ignored over so many years.
“In terms of support for the people affected by this tragedy, more than £58m has been committed.”
Mrs May is not understood to have seen Stormzy’s Brits performance, during which he said: “Theresa May where’s the money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?”
Her spokesman said he was “not aware of any plans” for her to meet the star.