Following the tragic events in West London yesterday morning, in which the Grenfell tower block was destroyed in a fire, Akala has now revealed his thoughts on the circumstances surrounding it.
Speaking to Channel 4 news, the rapper said, “The people who died and lost their homes – this happened to them because they are poor.
“We are in one of the richest spaces not just London but in the world. Repeated requests were ignored. There is no way that rich people would be living in a building without adequate fire safety.
“Everybody I spoke to couldn’t hear alarms, there was no sprinkler system.”
Check out the full thoughts from Akala in the clip above. Catch up on the full Grenfell story right here on GRM Daily, as well as our interview with local resident Peaky.