Dizzee Rascal on Olympic performance: 'Not thinking about the audience of 1 billion helped me stay calm'
'Dance Wiv Me' hitmaker Dizzee Rascal has revealed that he didn't think about how many people would tune in to his Olympic performance because it would have made him nervous.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast earlier today (August 10), he explained that the estimated 1 billion people figure was so intimidating that he kept himself grounded and calm by focusing on the event itself and his dancers:
"I wasn't thinking about the billion people. To me, I wasn't even thinking about the people around me in the stadium too much."
"I kind of knew I was performing to the dancers, because they had so much energy, and so much positivity, so I was kind of performing to them. And that just kind of made it easier."
He has also released a new track, 'Scream', to commemorate the Olympics and added that it's been a fantastic thing to be involved in because it helps bring communities together:
"I don't know about the whole community, because obviously, over there, in the estate where I'm from, some people don't feel a big part of it."
"But it is a time when the world's coming together, it's a good time for some realisation. I didn't want it to be about, 'yeah, winning, winning, winning.' I want it to be positive but I want people to know about what's going on in the world."
Watch his music video for 'Scream' below:
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