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Skepta 'asked to leave British Grand Prix' over 'concerns of illegal drug possession' report claims

Chris Byfield

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Skepta 'asked to leave British Grand Prix' over 'concerns of illegal drug possession' report claims

Skepta was asked to leave the British Grand Prix amid concerns he was in possession of Cannabis, a report has claimed.

A fortnight ago a record 160,000 fans were at Silverstone for a thrilling all-British battle for the podium places, as Lando Norris held off seven-time world champions Lewis Hamilton to claim second place.

While there were just three seconds between the pair, Max Verstappen extended his lead in the driver’s championship by claiming his sixth win in succession and eighth victory in 10 races.

However, there was also plenty of drama away from the track, should a fresh report be believed.

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According to a Mail Online report, Skepta was a guest of Formula One during practice and qualifying at Silverstone, and was due to attend the race a few days later.

However, the publications claim the grime artist ‘was asked to leave the event’ over ‘concerns’ he was in possession of illegal drugs.

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Skepta, who is a Formula One fan, allegedly completed a hot lap with McLaren’s Norris and mingled with fans in the paddock ahead of the Grand Prix’s launch party on July 6.

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However, as per the Mail’s report, he was later ejected after officials claimed they ‘could smell cannabis’ as the rapper was ‘conducting media interviews’.

In turn, Skepta’s invitation to the event is said to have been revoked. His sporting weekend was not entirely ruined, however, as the ‘That’s Not Me’ artist was spotted attending the middle Sunday at Wimbledon instead.

SPORTbible has reached out to Skepta's representatives for comment.

A spokesperson for Formula One declined to comment to the Mail Online on the race's treatment of Skepta. SPORTbible has also reached out to Formula One for comment.

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A host of other celebrities attended Silverstone, including Spice Girl Geri Horner, whose husband is Red Bull Principal Christian Horner, and Brad Pitt, who arrived at the world-famous circuit dressed as fictional race car driver Sonny Hayes, a character from his upcoming movie Apex.

Elsewhere, actor Damian Lewis sang the British national anthem before the race started while TV chef Gordon Ramsay, actor Florence Pugh, singers Liam Payne, Tom Grennan and Sam Ryder and UK rapper Tinie Tempah were also in attendance.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Formula 1

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