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MC Devvo Sacked As Primary School Teacher After Parents Found Out His Identity

by : Emily Brown on : 08 Aug 2019 09:32
MC DevvoMC DevvoThe Real Devvo/Twitter/Darren Devonshire/YouTube

A primary school teacher has been sacked after being outed as the foul-mouthed YouTube rapper MC Devvo. 

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Christian Webb’s videos initially went viral in the early 2000s and showed him rapping in an extremely thick Doncaster accent about beating girlfriends, taking drugs and having sex with young girls.

Some of his lyrics included ‘have a can of Kestrel and I’ll kick me’ girlfriend’s head in’ and ‘f*ck ’em while they’re young’.

Teacher sacked after outed as MC DevvoTeacher sacked after outed as MC DevvoDarren Devonshire/YouTube

MC Devvo released an album named From Yorkshire To New York in 2007 and went on to tour around the country before reportedly announcing his retirement last year.

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However, his alter-ego was discovered a few months ago by bosses at King Edwards Primary in Doncaster, where Webb had been working for four years.

He lost his job in December but the details surrounding his dismissal have only just emerged.

MC DevvoMC DevvoDarren Devonshire/YouTube

According to The Sun, one parent said the teacher was well-liked at the school however his videos made him an inappropriate person for the job.

They commented:

Everyone said he was brilliant but you wouldn’t want Ali G as your kid’s teacher.

Another parent said:

Kids don’t realise it’s meant to be a joke.

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MC Devvo MC Devvo Darren Doncaster/YouTube

Some of the rapper’s fans have taken to social media to express their surprise after finding out his real profession.

One wrote:

No f**king way hahah imagine MC Devvo as your primary school teacher fml what a geeza

Another argued the teacher should not have been fired, writing:

Can’t understand why a dedicated teacher has been sacked for something he said in 2005! It was a fictional character and 14 years ago. Utterly ridiculous

The teacher wrote the songs with British comic David Firth, known for animated web series Salad Fingers – a creation which got another teacher suspended recently after they showed it to their students.

In an interview with Vice last year, Webb explained how MC Devvo began:

Well we were in Doncaster and also spent a lot of time in Hull, which is just a mishmash of weird f*cking folk. So I started making videos for my mate David about those people, for a laugh.

We would be blazing away, smoking joints and be like, ‘come on I’ve got to put one of these videos on the internet.’ People watched it and wanted us to come film another one.

So I’d be like ‘Yeah alright’. I only had the intention to make David laugh, really.

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Webb told The Sun losing his job was ‘not something [he wanted] to discuss’.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Music, Darren Devonshire, Doncaster, MC Devvo, Rap

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  1. The Sun

    BAD RAP Primary teacher sacked after being outed as foul-mouthed YouTube rapper and internet sensation MC Devvo

  2. Vice

    A Chat with MC Devvo, One of Britain's YouTube Rap Satire OGs