STORMZY TRENDS ONLINE FOR BEING MISQUOTED BY THE MEDIA ON HIS RESPOND TO A “RACIST” QUESTION.
Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., famously known as Stormzy, is an English Rapper, Singer, Grime Mc and Songwriter.
He gained his initial recognition in the eyes of music when he fantastically performed to the instrumentals of some “masterclass” musicians like Drake, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber.
Stormzy, who was mainly influenced by the likes of Wiley and Skepta won his first ever award as the Best Grime Act in 2014, which made him gathered attention on the U.K up and coming music scene.
Growing to fame after releasing his introductory Extended Play (EP) dubbed “Dreamers Diseases”, Stormzy pushed
further with collaborations with some prominent artists to release different songs and was regarded as the first singer to break the U.K 40 with a freestyle.
The rapper, has released a lot of songs which includes; “Big for Your Boots,” “Cigarettes and Crush,” “Blinded by Your Grace Pt. 2” and “Vossi Bop.”
Recently, the rapper trended in the news following an interview he had with an Italian journalist.
In the interview, he was asked if Britain was still practicing racism and he answered that he 100% believe so.
However, the Broadcasting Agencies took it to their Headlines misinterpreting his response which misinformed the public he referred to the U.K as being racist.
The destructive coverage occurred after he had just released his album, “Heavy is the Head” this December.
It got him so furious which he also tweeted expressing his disappointment in some publication to have misquoted him just to tarnish his image and make less attention to his album.
The media rendered an apology to Stormzy and also corrected the headlines.
We reported on an interview with Stormzy who, when asked if the UK was a racist country, said: "Definitely, 100%. It's like: 'Oh no, we're not racist'. But there's a lot of racism in the country."
We have now made this clear in our story and deleted the original tweet.
— ITV News (@itvnews) December 22, 2019