Stormzy has put the British publication NME on blast for using an image of him on their own without the MC’s permission. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the fact that the issue at hand was a sensitive depiction of mental health full explains the MC’s outrage, which he directed furiously at the publication. The cover line reads “Depression: It’s time to talk. Wise words from Stormzy, Gaga, Bastille and more,” which Stormzy said he gave absolutely no authority for the publication to publish.
He then vented his anger at NME in a series of tweets:
NME then responded:
Stormzy was rightfully riled further by their response:
He’s since tweeted out his stance alongside one Twitter user’s suggestion that “maybe NME should donate any profits from the issue to a charity of Stormzy’s choosing as a proper apology ??”
It’s not the first time NME have been embroiled in controversy with grime artists. Last year, they reviewed Giggs’ album Landlord with a 4/5 star review, despite misconstruing rape talk when the London rapper actually said “rate” – going on to issue an apology to the rapper.
Watch the video for Stormzy’s “Big For Your Boots” below.
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