Rapper: Pia K should be killed

Kidd reported to the police after video emerges in which he calls for the deaths of DF leaders

The young Danish rapper Kidd was reported to the police last week after a video emerged in which he said he hoped someone would kill the leaders of the Danish People’s Party (DF), Pia Kjærsgaard and Morten Messerschmidt.

Born Nicholas Westwood, the half-Scottish rapper is a cult figure in the Danish rap scene after witnessing a meteoric rise in popularity since posting his first video on YouTube last spring. His hit ‘Gøre Min Ting’ has now been viewed over 1.5 million times.

“I hope someone kills them,” he said in the interview filmed with the fashion and culture website A Machine Life. “You have my word, I hope someone kills Pia Kjærsgaard and Morten Messerschmidt.”

The interview, filmed late one night over six months ago, was brought to the public’s attention after tabloids Se og Hør and Ekstra Bladet published it on their websites last week.

KiddÂ’s comments became a major story after the national news outlets also reported the story, leading Kidd to defend himself on Twitter and Facebook.

“The case only makes the youth stronger! I will never apologise! I wish death on no one,” he wrote on his Facebook profile, adding on Twitter that he was drunk at the time of the interview.

DF reported Kidd to the police after the story hit the headlines, though it is not unusual for them to receive threats.

”It’s normal protocol for us to report these sorts of threats to PET [Denmark’s domestic intelligence agency],” Søren Søndergaard from DF told the tabloid BT. “Pia is already under the protection of PET.”

Kjærsgaard was attacked on the street in Nørrebro in 1998 by people angry at DF’s politics. She had to hide in a bank for over an hour before police could escort her out.

KiddÂ’s comments also became a thorn in the side for Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who the week before appeared on a televised debate with the young rapper.

After the show, Thorning-Schmidt posted a photo of her and Kidd together on her Facebook profile with the caption: “Got a lot of street cred from the girls at home after meeting Kidd.”

In a move to seemingly distance herself from the rapper, the photo has since been removed from Thorning-SchmidtÂ’s profile.