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Dre song interrupts Health Secretary interview


Thérèse Coffey suffered a rap embarrassm­ent in an interview yesterday – when her phone started playing a song by Dr Dre.

As the Health Secretary spoke to Nick Ferrari on LBC radio, her phone alarm went off and played Still Dre, a 1999 single by the US rapper.

Rushing to stop what she explained was her “8am alarm”, Ms Coffey said: “I’ve just realised that the alarm is going off on my phone – you’re getting a bit of Dr Dre.”

Dr Dre, pictured left, born Andre Romelle Young, became prominent in the West Coast rap scene with the group NWA, whose lyrics primarily revolve around drugs and gang violence.

Still Dre, from his 1992 solo album The Chronic, talks about how the rapper remains humble and “real” despite his success, and how he still smokes cannabis and has negative views of the police.

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