‘Great PR’: Stormzy slammed for ‘terrible’ apology over ‘foul and disgusting’ homophobic tweets

Emma Powell
Slated: Stormzy's apology didn't sit well with some fans: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

Stormzy has been accused of protecting his own interests after he apologised for posting homophobic tweets when he was younger.

The London-born grime artist issued an apology for the “foul and disgusting” comments he posted on his account between 2011 and 2014.

He said he has “unlearned” the “hurtful and discriminative views” and is hoping fans “can understand that my younger self doesn’t reflect who I am today”.

But some were unconvinced that he no longer held such views and accused him of posting the apology in a bid to protect his fame and music sales.

Award winner: Stormzy at the MTV EMAs in London (Getty Images for MTV)

One user tweeted: “Ha pre scripted from you're management bullshit you're opinions are only different as now it would affect the cash flow.”

Another posted: “You mean your record label has schooled you on how the s*** that comes out your mouth can affect your record sales and you learned to keep your mouth shut and think it but not say it.”