Has Goldie just revealed Banksy’s true identity?

Legendary DJ made the remarks while speaking to Scroobius Pip for his ‘Distraction Pieces’ podcast

Goldie may have accidentally made reference to Banksy’s true identity during a recent interview.

Street artist Banksy has long been known for his mysterious pseudonym and secret identity, with many believing the person behind the moniker to be Bristol native Robin Gunningham. However, a fan theory last year suggested that Banksy could actually be Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja.

 Speaking to Scroobius Pip for his Distraction Pieces podcast recently, the legendary DJ can be heard referring to Banksy as “Rob” (or “Robert”, as some listeners appear to hear).

He said: “For something like graffiti, which has inspired the world with font or anything to do with anyone wearing a baseball cap and fucking sneakers, at its centre it is still misunderstood. But give me a bubble letter and put it on a t-shirt and write ‘Banksy’ on it and we’re sorted… We can sell it now”.

Goldie then added: “No disrespect to

[Rob/Robert], I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over.”

It is not known whether Goldie was referring to Gunningham, Del Naja or neither.

Listen at the 34.30 mark below.

Goldie released his new album ‘The Journey Man’ last week (16 June) and plays Glastonbury festival this weekend.



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