If you haven’t gotten around to listening to Stormzy yet, I would absolutely recommend it. Not only is he crushing the game musically, but he’s also a genuinely awesome dude. He’s further cemented himself as a gem after picking up a Brit Award, and choosing to acknowledge all the women who got him there.
Before we get to his speech, all you need to know about Stormzy can be summed up by this incredibly wholesome video. He went back to his old Primary School and got grilled by some kids about life, politics, and garbagemen.
Right, back to The Brits.
Stormzy took out the Brit Award for Best Male Artist, winning over Harry Styles, Michael Kiwanuka, Lewis Capaldi, and Dave.
Accepting the award, he said “To be the best male, I have got the most incredible females in my team.”
“You lot are the greatest, the best male is nothing without the best females. I love you guys. To every single person who supported me, I love you. Thank you guys.”
After another long movie awards season that’s been criticised over and over and over again for ignoring the women in their craft, it’s a nice change to see someone who’s just taken out a massive music award acknowledge that he didn’t get to that stage on his own.
There might be hope for awards like The Oscars yet. Listen to the GOAT Team chat abut the future of the awards…
It was a brilliant speech, and certainly went a lot better than Lewis Capaldi’s. Lewis won Best New Artist but had his entire speech muted on the broadcast because he said “Thank you very f*cking much.” He also downed a lager on the way up to the stage, and on the stage. Because of course he did.
So here’s to Stormzy, a genuinely great dude, for spreading the love around during his Brit Award win as much as it deserves to be.
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