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23rd Jun 2017

UK DJ Goldie appears to have confirmed the true identity of Banksy

Just a coincidence?

Darragh Berry

Has DJ Goldie let the cat out of the bag?

When Scroobius Pip decided to bring UK DJ Goldie on to his podcast, Distraction Pieces, we’re sure he didn’t expect to get such a massive piece of information like he did.

The pair began talking about the revolutionary street artist, Banksy, whose identity has remained a mystery since he first came on the scene back in the 90’s.

Goldie started off joking about the success Banksy has had despite his mysterious identity and told the host “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.”

However, the interview took a seriously different turn when Goldie complimented Banksy but also dropped a first name along with the statement.

“No disrespect to Robert, I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over.”

The name Robert might not mean anything on its own but the fact that the name Robert and Banksy have appeared together before makes it a little more suspicious.

As reported on JOE in 2016, journalist Craig Williams suggests that iconic Bristol artist, Banksy, might be a collective of people, led by graffiti artist Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja, who is also a founding member of the iconic Bristol (the same city widely acknowledged to be the home of Banksy) trip-hop band, Massive Attack.

‘3D’ is also an acquaintance of yes, you guessed it, Goldie…

Of course, it sent people on Twitter absolutely bonkers and one Twitter user even tweeted Goldie asking who was this Robert he was speaking of on the podcast.

The host was also asked why Goldie changed the subject so quickly…

The full interview on the podcast can be found here.