MP's Big Shaq attack | Spoof rapper quoted in the Commons

MP's Big Shaq attack

Spoof rapper quoted in the Commons

comedyA Labour MP has used the lyrics of a comedy rapper to throw shade on Philip Hammond's Budget statement – not that any of her Parliamentary colleagues noticed.

Yesterday afternoon, Fiona Onasanya used a line from Big Shaq's Man's Not Hot in a Commons debate, saying: 'There was no extra money in the Budget for the education system. This is not as simple as saying, "2 plus 2 is 4, minus 3 is 1 - quick maths."'

And there was no recognition in the rest of the chamber...

Big Shaq is the alter ego of comedian Michael Dappah, developed for a YouTube mockumentary called Somewhere in London, and who has now racked up nearly 80 million YouTube views.

His comedy rap, Man's Not Hot, went viral after he performed it on Radio1Extra - and a studio version is now at No 6 in the charts.

Now what MP will rise to the challenge of using the character's other lyrics, perhaps 'When the ting went quack-quack-quack, you man were ducking.'

Earlier this week Noel Gallagher suggested he'd like Shaq to support him on tour, telling Radio X: 'Oh, I'd love to. If you're listening Michael, get in touch we'll do some gigs, it'll be amazing!'

Published: 29 Nov 2017

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