Stormzy has apologised for previous "hurtful and discriminative" comments made on social media "years ago... when [he] was young and proudly ignorant."
The grime star, who released debut album Gang Signs & Prayer earlier this year, addresses the "unacceptable and disgusting" comments and says that he takes responsibility for his actions. Stormzy also offers his "deepest apologies" to the LGBTQ community and his fans during the apology, which you can read in full below:
I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant. Very hurtful and discriminative views that I’ve unlearned as I’ve grown up and become a man..— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) November 22, 2017
The comments I made were unacceptable and disgusting, full stop. Comments that I regret and to everyone I’ve offended, I am sorry, these are attitudes I’ve left in the past. The homophobic language I used was, embarrassingly, a part of my vocabulary when I was younger and...— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) November 22, 2017
ignorance made me feel comfortable to use them whilst not understanding the hate and the ramifications they carry. That isn’t an excuse, I take responsibility for my mistakes and hope you can understand that my younger self doesn’t reflect who I am today.— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) November 22, 2017
Again, I’m sorry to everyone I’ve offended. To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) November 22, 2017