Has Banksy’s true identity just been revealed?

UK DJ Goldie may have let slip identity of the elusive graffiti artist as member of Massive Attack

Speaking on Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces podcast, musician Goldie has referred to the mysterious artist Banksy as 'Robert', possibly confirming theories that Banksy is Robert Del Naja aka 3D from the band Massive Attack. Audio: Scroobius Pip


There is speculation that UK DJ Goldie may have revealed the true identity of street artist Banksy during an interview on Tuesday.

Speaking about Banksy on the Scroobius Pip’s podcast Distraction Pieces, Goldie said:

“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.

“No disrespect to Robert, I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over.”

Fans on social media are now speculating that Goldie was referring to Robert Del Naja, from the band Massive Attack.

In 2016 investigative journalist Craig Williams claimed the artist could be Del Naja after Banksy art appeared in cities around the same time Massive Attack had a concert there.

Robert Del Naja has not confirmed the rumours and previously denied the report by Williams as “wishful thinking”.