Sadiq Khan attended the BandLab NME Awards 2022 ceremony that took place on Wednesday at the O2 Academy in Brixton. He was invited to present Best Solo Act From The UK, and shared the stage with rapper Ghetts, who quipped on him about congestion charge. The crowd booed the Mayor as soon as he got on stage, then heckled him as he talked.
During his short appearance on stage, the Mayor of London referred to the pandemic saying to the audience: “Can I just say – after the awful two years we had, you look beautiful tonight!”
To which Ghetts quipped: “That’s because of the congestion charge.”
People yelled “boo” at Sadiq Khan at that point.
The Mayor continued: “I’m trying to send a message to Boris Johnson: this is how you have a safe and lawful party.”