Stormzy says he's never voted as he urges fans not to be 'stupid'

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Stormzy performs on stage during day one of Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Seat at London's O2 Arena. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)

Stormzy has revealed that he has never voted as he urged his fans to get involved in the General Election.

The grime rapper took to social media to share his thoughts as the country went to the polls on Thursday.

Speaking in an impassioned video to his 2.7 million Instagram followers, he said: “I know a lot of people are saying ‘Go vote,’ and it can seem like just bull**** but hear me out.

Musician Stormzy poses for photographers on arrival at the GQ Men of the year Awards in central London on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

"Man’s never voted. Man’s always looked at politicians and thought, ‘You guys are f***ing everything up.’ Man don’t trust you lot. You lot don’t do nothing for man and my community and my circumstance and my mum’s circumstance.

“But for the first time in my 26 years of life, there’s a man that man trusts. And I wouldn’t do all of this, I wouldn’t use my platform, my voice to say that to you guys if I didn’t whole-heartedly…”

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He added: “It’s very clear as day; personally, for me it’s very clear-cut. Jeremy Corbyn is a man of hope, a man of justice, a man of equality, and the other guy’s a f***ing p**** so don’t be stupid.”

The Brit Award winner - real name Michael Omari - backed Labour in 2017 and has been a vocal critic of the Conservative government.