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Stormzy pledges £10m ‘to even playing field’ for black people in the UK

Stormzy pledges £10m ‘to even playing field’ for black people in the UK

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Stormzy and his company have pledged £10m over the next 10 years in the "fight to finally try and even" the playing field for black people in the UK.The grime star made the announcement to help organisations supporting racial equality and social justice following protests around the world in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US. In a statement released through his company, #Merky, the 26-year-old said: "The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life - simply due to the colour of our skin." Image: The star was named best British male at the Brit Awards earlier this year Stormzy, who joined a recent
Stormzy in Twitter tirade against Rees-Mogg over Grenfell controversy

Stormzy in Twitter tirade against Rees-Mogg over Grenfell controversy

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Stormzy has called Jacob Rees-Mogg "an actual piece of s***" and called for his resignation after the politician's Grenfell comments. The rapper said the comments showed "politicians are actual aliens" and that Mr Rees-Mogg is a "scumbag". Mr Rees-Mogg, who is the leader of the Commons, said it would have been "common sense" for Grenfell Tower residents to ignore advice and leave the burning building.Speaking on LBC's Nick Ferrari on Monday, Mr Rees-Mogg said: "I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building."It just seems the common sense thing to do and it is such a tragedy that that didn't happen." Advertisement Mr Rees-Mogg subsequently ap...
Stormzy tears up the stage at Glastonbury

Stormzy tears up the stage at Glastonbury

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Stormzy dominated Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Friday, with a thrilling, thought-provoking show that cemented his status as Britain's best rapper. Wearing a stab-proof Union Jack vest, he used his set to highlight inequality in the justice system and the arts.In lighter moments, he covered Shape Of You and Sweet Like Chocolate, before wrapping up his set with a celebratory Big For Your Boots."This is the greatest night of my entire life," he told the crowd.The show opened with an introductory video of Jay-Z giving Stormzy advice for his history-making Glastonbury set. The US star explained he could use the moment to change culture, and inspire future generations of black children.Watch Stormzy's set on the BBC's Glastonbury site"Culture moves the world,...
Stormzy pictured at table with bag containing mysterious substance

Stormzy pictured at table with bag containing mysterious substance

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The Glastonbury headliner was filmed taking part in a game of poker with pals by girlfriend Maya Jama in a since-deleted Instagram video.Stormzy, 25, and his mates were sat around the table, which had an assortment of plastic glasses and drink bottles on top of it, for the evening’s festivities.Clearly visible on the poker table, which had Stormzy’s name emblazoned on it, was a bag containing a mysterious substance.The pouch was placed on the far side of the table from the Vossi Bop rapper.There is no suggestion that anyone there was taking illegal substances.The video comes a year after Stormzy denied cocaine was spotted at his home.A statement from his rep in March last year read: “There was 100% no coke or class A drugs present at the house.“Stormzy does not take, has never taken, and d
Stormzy ‘speechless’ after scoring first UK No 1 single

Stormzy ‘speechless’ after scoring first UK No 1 single

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Stormzy has scored his first ever UK number on the Official Singles Chart with Vossi Bop - his first single since 2017.Clocking up 12.7 million listens, Stormzy claims the biggest week of streams ever for a rapper - smashing the previous figure set by Drake's In My Feelings by over two million - and the fifth biggest streaming week of all-time. The London-born rapper, who is preparing to headline Glastonbury, also claims the second biggest first-week combined sales of 2019 so far with 94,500 - second only to Ariana Grande's 7 Rings which opened with 126,000 combined sales in January.Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Stormzy said: "Words don't really do it justice. I'm genuinely, for once in my life, speechless!"My supporters have had my back like crazy - this is all you guys, thank you so mu...