When Jonas Gahr Støre was supposed to present a prize, he was criticized by the winner.
“P3 Gold” got out of hand on Saturday evening. Invited were those from young artists who are played on the youth channel.
The music party took place in the old Deichman library in Oslo, confetti and stage effects were not spared.
At the awards ceremony, Chris Holsten walked away with two awards, both “Song of the Year” and “Artist of the Year”. Both prizes were decided by the residents who voted for their favorite.
The “Newcomer of the Year” award went to R&B artist Jonathan Floyd.
The final prize to be awarded was the “P3 Prize” of Honor, and it was the pounding Stig Joar Hansen, formerly known as Young Ferrari, now by the stage name Stig Brenner, who could raise his head.
Stay with the prime minister
He received the award from Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Labor Party), who had stood on the occasion.
Few or almost none have managed to portray longing, longing and existentialism so thoroughly and convincingly under the Norwegian R&B umbrella, said Støre.
When the award was presented and Stig Brenner thanked those who had thanked him, he took the opportunity to come up with a little trick in Støre’s direction.
– Thank you for giving me this award. Then I really hope that we get a better and new drug reform for this country here, because we need it more than anything else, the artist concluded.
Støre seemed to smile at the comment on drug reform, but the appeal went unchallenged.
Fight against drug reform
In February 2021, the government of Erna Solberg presented a proposal for a new drug reform, which among other things stipulated that the consumption and possession of small amounts of drugs should not be punishable.
The proposal did not find a majority in Storting, where the Labor Party, the Center Party and the Progress Party voted against.
Støre himself said he was against the new drug reform and the matter was put to the vote at the party’s national meeting in April. In his speech, Støre said:
– If drugs are banned, I believe there should be a consequence in owning and acquiring them. That is why I am against the general decriminalization of drugs in our society, said Støre.