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Plan b chav

  1. 1. Plan B criticises word chav ahead of Ill Manors releaseSteve Holden, NewsbeatPlan B has criticised people who use the word chav, in a statement on his website.He says the term is "a derogatory phrase no different to the ones concerning race or sex".The rapper says "certain sectors of Middle England" need to stop ridiculing the poor and lessfortunate.His comments surround the release of new track Ill Manors which includes the lyric: "Oi looktheres a chav, that means council housed and violent."Its a song which he says tries to try to address some of the causes of last summers riots inEngland.Other lyrics include: "Hes got a hoodie on give him a hug, on second thoughts dont, you dontwanna get mugged."In the statement to accompany the video, he criticised the use of the word chav by the media."The papers use it publicly," it read. "If they did the same with racial or sexist derogatory termsit would be deemed, and rightly so, as offensive and politically incorrect. That in my opinion ishypocrisy."His statement went on: "I think one of the reasons (for the riots) is that there is a very publicprejudice in this country towards the underclass".Plan B, whose real name is Ben Drew, recently spoke to Mistajam on BBC Radio 1Xtra about themeanings behind the song.I think one of the reasons (for the riots) is that there is a very public prejudice in this countrytowards the underclassSpeaking then he said: "Im not trying to condone what happened during the riots but those kidshave played into the hands of what Middle England thinks of them."When you attack someone for the way they talk, the way they dress, the music they listen to ortheir lack of education and you do it publicly you make them alienated."Anyone beaten into that apathy wont care about society," he added. "They feel in their eyesthat society has made it very clear they dont care about them."Just because you were lucky to be born into a family that can afford to give you a goodeducation doesnt make you better than anyone, it makes you lucky."Last year he posted a seven-minute video in which he questioned the rioters motives.

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