KSI laughs with crowd as he twice confuses 'Blackpool' in his set for Illuminations Switch On 2021

The moment YouTuber, boxer, and singer KSI mistakenly said “black people” instead of “Blackpool” – twice – at the Illuminations Switch-On on Friday was shared online.

Monday, 6th September 2021, 11:43 am
Updated Monday, 6th September 2021, 11:44 am

The 28-year-old former public schoolboy, from Watford, performed tracks from his album at the Tower Ballroom and shouted to the crowd: “Eh, yo, black people,” before laughing and asking: “Black people? Blackpool! What’s up?”

Later, he yelled into the microphone: “One more time, black people... Why do I keep saying black people? Blackpool, are you ready?”

The gaffes were broadcast around the world – with the ceremony live streamed by Visit Blackpool, The Gazette, and MTV UK – with a number of social media users picking up on it.

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One tweeted: “That video of KSI saying black people instead of Blackpool had me in full on giggles.”

Another said: “JJ saying black people instead of Blackpool twice had me dying.”

KSI headlined the Illuminations Switch On concert at Blackpool Tower Ballroom and said the night was 'wild.'