Stefflon Don interview: 'A fan liked my shoes, so I sent them a pair'

Stefflon Don is coming home.

Tomorrow the east London rap star, 27, returns to the capital for her biggest ever UK headline show at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

It’s been quite a year: since winning Best Newcomer at the NME Awards last spring she’s collaborated with DJ Khaled and Calvin Harris, remixed with her friend Mariah Carey and appeared on Drake’s latest album, Scorpion. Stay tuned.

What would you save if your house was falling into a sinkhole?

My family. And my phone. I’m addicted.

A day you’d like to live again?

When Buju Banton got me out on stage in Jamaica.

Your guiltiest pleasure?

Eating ice. I’ve been doing it for years.

Your favourite smell?

Fabric softener.

Worst job you’ve done?

I’ve always worked for myself but I did do some work experience at a hairdresser. I had to make a lot of tea.

Best hangover cure?

I’ve only been hungover once — I was 17 and didn’t know you shouldn’t mix drinks. Never again. The cure is not to drink.

Your greatest invention?

My song Hurting Me.

Wildest on-stage moment?

At Wireless a girl took off her bra. She was dancing topless the whole time.

Strangest thing a fan has sent you?

Guys send me inappropriate pictures, but the strangest thing is when they say: “Can you send me money?” Once, someone commented on a picture of my shoes saying: “OMG, if I ever had them shoes I would literally sleep, wake up, go to work in these shoes.” So I sent them a pair. They were really expensive.

Who is your hero?

My mum. She’s my biggest fan and when she’s not around the house it’s weird.

Stefflon Don plays the Eventim Apollo on April 19