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.
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.”
Would you have apologized if no one had brought this up? Or is it a case of only apologizing because you were caught?— Adam Grant (@AdamTg4) November 22, 2017
You’re just trying to Be Politically Correct now. Just like the world! I have no idea what you said....but deep down, you still believe it. You’re just worried about the press/public reaction.— Mark Illidge (@Illidge4Mark) November 22, 2017
Your only protecting your business interests with this terrible apology . You don’t mean it. Disgraceful views that you have .— Paul-7 (@PaulMcW7) November 22, 2017
One thing I’ve learnt in life is that we don’t change as humans. We only pretend to change our views etc when the spotlight is on us.
I do not doubt your honesty sir, but from my experience, that’s how I see it. Thanks for accepting you did wrong though. Not many would ]]>🙌🏾