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Scarlett Curtis ‘completely forgot’ about brother Spike’s 2016 rap album after Dave duet criticism

Spike Curtis, the son of romcom king Richard Curtis, was revealed to be the random fan plucked from the crowd to perform with Dave at Coachella over the weekend. 

The 18-year-old son of the Love Actually writer amazed the audience at the California festival with his rap skills when he got up on stage to sing Thiago Silva with the British rapper, 23 on Sunday night. But the moment saw fans voice their cynicism, claiming that the ‘rich kid’ had used his connections to bag himself the opportunity. 

Spike’s older sister, the writer Scarlett Curtis, 26, has now hit back at the cynics, insisting that her younger brother’s previous rap attempts were ‘just bad’.

Set up? Richard Curtis’s teenage son Spike has sent fans wild after he was ‘randomly’ selected to join rapper Dave on stage at Coachella on Sunday night with his family now responded to cynics who called the moment a set up

Scarlett tweeted about Spike’s Coachella moment on Monday, gushing that her famous family had ‘never seen’ Spike rap before, despite the Mail On Sunday revealing he had released a SoundCloud album of the genre back in 2016 under the pseudonym Petit Savage.

Certainly expecting her brother, then aged 12 and being privately educated at London’s Harrodian School, to make it big in the music industry, she had even written on Instagram at the time: ‘One day he’s going to rule the world.’

The tracks have been deleted from SoundCloud, whilst Petit Savage’s page remains.  

After fans posted linked to the the Mail On Sunday piece under Scarlett’s Coachella post on Twitter, she soon responded, admitting she ‘is not the best sister’ and had ‘completely forgotten’ about the rap album. 

Family: Spike's older sister, the writer Scarlett Curtis, 26, has insisted that her younger brother's previous rap attempts were 'just bad' and the family had no idea he was so talented (Richard Curtis pictured L-R with Spike, Scarlett and older son Charlie, and his partner Emma Freud in 2018)

Family: Spike’s older sister, the writer Scarlett Curtis, 26, has insisted that her younger brother’s previous rap attempts were ‘just bad’ and the family had no idea he was so talented (Richard Curtis pictured L-R with Spike, Scarlett and older son Charlie, and his partner Emma Freud in 2018)

‘You guys I’m not the best sister and completely forgot about this also not sure I listened to it at the time,’ wrote Scarlett before pouring scorn on her little brother’s past musical abilities, pointing out: ‘And he was 12. So I’m not sure it was rapping. I think it was just bad.’

She doubled down on the sibling teasing in another tweet, writing: ‘Stand by what I said. That was not quite “rapping”…’ 

Spike and Scarlett’s mum, the broadcaster Emma Freud, also defended her son against the cynics, tweeting in response to one fan who mused it was a set-up for ‘the son of a pair of famous people in the VIP area’ that Spike ‘is a schoolboy and went to Coachella on a regular ticket with his best friend. First time he has been,’ later adding the duet with Dave ‘Literally MADE HIS LIFE’.

Emma also followed up on Scarlett’s point that Spike had school at 8am the morning after Coachella, tweeting on Monday night: ‘He was late for school…. Hmmm…’ 

Baffling: Scarlett, 26, claimed she had 'never seen him rap before', despite the Mail On Sunday revealing he had released an album of the genre back in 2016 under the pseudonym Petit Savage

Baffling: Scarlett, 26, claimed she had ‘never seen him rap before’, despite the Mail On Sunday revealing he had released an album of the genre back in 2016 under the pseudonym Petit Savage

'It was just bad': After fans posted linked to the the Mail On Sunday piece under Scarlett's Coachella post on Twitter, she soon responded, admitting she 'is not the best sister' and had 'completely forgot' about the rap album

‘It was just bad’: After fans posted linked to the the Mail On Sunday piece under Scarlett’s Coachella post on Twitter, she soon responded, admitting she ‘is not the best sister’ and had ‘completely forgot’ about the rap album

Sibling banter: She also poured scorn on her little brother's past musical abilities, pointing out: 'And he was 12. So I’m not sure it was rapping. I think it was just bad'

Sibling banter: She also poured scorn on her little brother’s past musical abilities, pointing out: ‘And he was 12. So I’m not sure it was rapping. I think it was just bad’

Disappearing act: The tracks have been deleted from SoundCloud, whilst Petit Savage's page remains

Disappearing act: The tracks have been deleted from SoundCloud, whilst Petit Savage’s page remains

Emma, who also shares sons Jake, 24, and Charlie, 20, with Richard, previously spoke about her youngest on Dolly Alderton’s 2018 podcast Love Stories, comparing Spike to her own younger brother, PR guru Matthew Freud.

She explained at the time, when Spike was 14, that she saw stark similarities between her youngest son and Matthew, who has four siblings including Emma, and their fight for attention in big families.  

‘I often look at my brother Matthew, the stupid one, and my youngest Spike and think they’re both almost definitely defined by being the youngest,’ Emma explained.

‘All of Matthew’s achievements is all about being the youngest and searching for the space that he can occupy and to make a stand.’

‘I often feel if he had been an only child or the oldest of the middle he would have had a totally different career and I feel the same about Spike who to me seems to be the kid who is just searching between his sister and two brothers for a little room that he call his own, for a space that he can be an individual rather than a lesser version of them.’   

Defence: Spike's mum Emma Freud tweeted  in response to one fan who mused it was a set-up for 'the son of a pair of famous people in the VIP area' that Spike 'is a schoolboy and went to Coachella on a regular ticket with his best friend'

Defence: Spike’s mum Emma Freud tweeted  in response to one fan who mused it was a set-up for ‘the son of a pair of famous people in the VIP area’ that Spike ‘is a schoolboy and went to Coachella on a regular ticket with his best friend’

In trouble! Emma also followed up on Scarlett's point that Spike had school at 8am the morning after Coachella, tweeting on Monday night: 'He was late for school…. Hmmm…'

In trouble! Emma also followed up on Scarlett’s point that Spike had school at 8am the morning after Coachella, tweeting on Monday night: ‘He was late for school…. Hmmm…’

Sweet: A proud Emma also told a fan that the duet with Dave, who Spike has been a fan of for five years, 'literally MADE HIS LIFE'

Sweet: A proud Emma also told a fan that the duet with Dave, who Spike has been a fan of for five years, ‘literally MADE HIS LIFE’

Who is Richard Curtis’ son Spike?

The 18-year-old was privately educated at London’s Harrodian School.

He released a SoundCloud rap album back in 2016 under the pseudonym Petit Savage.

His mum is Emma Freud, 60, while his siblings are Scarlett, 26, Jake, 24 and Charlie, 20.

It has been speculated that he was named after Spike (played by Rhys Ifans) in 1999’s Notting Hill, which was written by his dad Richard.

In 2022, he was ‘randomly’ selected to join rapper Dave on stage at Coachella but some were convinced it was a set-up.

Dave had announced to the Coachella crowds that he wanted to ‘share the stage’ with a fan and went on to slowly sing the track’s lyrics to see which fans knew all the words in an apparently random act. 

The British rapper then honed in on one fan, Spike, and got him up on the stage, with Spike immediately hugging Dave as he appeared to be completely star-struck. 

Introducing himself, Spike shouted: ‘My name is Spike, I’m from London, I’m here for Coachella!’ 

Spike flawlessly duetted Thiago Silva with Dave, with fans cheering him on as he perfected every single song on the track, proving his incredible talents to the surprised crowd. 

As the song ended, an impressed Dave said: ‘I wanna say bro that man did the craziest performance of any song I’ve ever done! Can we make some noise for this incredible man – Spike!’ 

While some fans were cynical of the moment, tweeting ‘what are the odds that the son of a pair of famous people gets this special moment just by chance?’ other social media users couldn’t help but gush over his incredible performance, with celebrities and fans alike singing his praises after Emma Freud revealed it was her son on stage. 

Kirstie Allsopp said she showed her son Bay, 15, the video and said he was very impressed as she heaped praise on Spike.

She tweeted: ‘Kirsty Allsopp Just showed this to Bay. HUGELY impressed, obviously this is major stuff. Peak Spike!’

While Love Island’s Millie Court, who was in the crowds at Coachella, shared a video of the moment to her Instagram Stories and described it as a ‘vibe’. 

Wow! Emma had previously revealed that the fan was her son and said it 'made his life' as she proudly shared the clip of Spike rapping

Wow! Emma had previously revealed that the fan was her son and said it ‘made his life’ as she proudly shared the clip of Spike rapping

Impressive: Spike flawlessly duetted Thiago Silva with Dave, with fans cheering him on as he perfected every single song on the track, proving his incredible talents to the surprised crowd

Impressive: Spike flawlessly duetted Thiago Silva with Dave, with fans cheering him on as he perfected every single song on the track, proving his incredible talents to the surprised crowd

Doubts: It was later revealed the talented fan was in fact Richard Curtis' son, leading many sceptics to speculate whether the performance was in fact a set-up

Doubts: It was later revealed the talented fan was in fact Richard Curtis’ son, leading many sceptics to speculate whether the performance was in fact a set-up

Huge fan: After the performance, Dave gushed that Spike 'did the craziest performance of any song I've ever done'

Huge fan: After the performance, Dave gushed that Spike ‘did the craziest performance of any song I’ve ever done’

She captioned the clip: ‘Ok so Dave brought someone from the crowd up on stage and he knew every single lyric and it was a VIBE.’ 

And one social media user said: ‘I don’t know Dave (sorry Dave!) or your son, but this gave me tingles all over!

‘What an amazing experience to have and to witness! I’m glad this had popped up on my feed! I have the feeling you are a proud mum!’

Another penned: ‘Good on your son. This is like every kid’s dream. The Foo Fighters have done this quite a lot with their fans.’ 

Unbelievable: Elsewhere, social media users responded share their opinions on Spike's performance, with many saying they couldn't believe he knew all the lyrics

Unbelievable: Elsewhere, social media users responded share their opinions on Spike’s performance, with many saying they couldn’t believe he knew all the lyrics

 

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