Skepta Drops New Single “Gas Me Up (Diligent)” Amidst Artwork Controversy

    British rapper Skepta has released his latest single, “Gas Me Up (Diligent),” produced by Cardo. However, the track’s artwork initially sparked controversy, featuring imagery reminiscent of Nazi concentration camps. In response to public outcry, Skepta swiftly changed the artwork, clarifying that it was not his intention to offend.

    In a statement, Skepta explained that the original artwork was part of his album rollout concept, centered around his parents’ immigration to the UK in the 1980s and elements of skinhead and football culture. He shared his mood board for the cover art to provide context and emphasized that his intent was not to cause offense.

    Despite the controversy, Skepta remains committed to his artistic vision. The single, “Gas Me Up (Diligent),” serves as the lead track from his upcoming album, “Knife & Fork,” slated for release this year. Skepta expressed gratitude for the continued support from fans and announced his return to the music scene after a hiatus, promising more to come in 2024.

    Fans can anticipate the release of “Knife & Fork” and look forward to seeing Skepta perform at the Big Smoke Festival. Despite announcing his retirement from rapping in 2021, Skepta’s comeback signals a new chapter in his acclaimed career.

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