Did Goldie Just Confirm that Banksy Is Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja?
"No disrespect to Robert, I think he is a brilliant artist."
Published Jun 23, 2017The identity of Banksy continues to be one of life's greatest mysteries, though an investigative journalist claimed last year that the famed graffiti artist's true identity was Massive Attack's Robert '3D' Del Naja. Now, Del Naja's fellow countryman and musician Goldie may have revealed the theory to be true.
Appearing on the podcast Distraction Pieces alongside UK artist Scroobius Pip, Goldie spoke on the commodification of graffiti and accidentally referred to Banksy as "Robert."
"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," he said, followed by "No disrespect to Robert, I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over."
Goldie changed the topic of conversation soon after. Last year's theory found journalist Craig Williams of The Daily Mail noting that more than a dozen Banksy murals have appeared in cities around the same time Massive Attack were scheduled to play those same places.
Hear Goldie's conversation in the player below.