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Wiley threatens to 'rip' Stormzy's mum's hair as feud escalates

By newadmin / Published on Wednesday, 08 Jan 2020 11:26 AM / Comments Off on Wiley threatens to 'rip' Stormzy's mum's hair as feud escalates / 5 views


Wiley has brought Stormzy’s mother into the online feud between the two British rappers, threatening to “rip that weave off her head” in a new track.

Known as the Godfather of Grime, Wiley has criticised Glastonbury headliner Stormzy for working with Ed Sheeran on their single, Own It, the first number one of 2020.

The 40-year-old – best known for hits including Wearing My Rolex, Boasty and Heatwave – released the track Eediyat Skengman and accused Stormzy, 26, of having “never cared about grime, you just used it”.

File photo dated 28/06/2019 of Stormzy performing at the Glastonbury Festival
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Stormzy is the first British black male artist to headline Glastonbury

He has also posted several tweets about the star.

In response, Stormzy shared his own song, Disappointed, in which he calls Wiley an “old man” with “a death wish”, says the only thing “bigger than me last year was Brexit”, and adds: “Mention my name for the clout, go figure.”

Wiley, who in 2019 won the Ivor Novello award for inspiration, has now responded again with Eediyat Skengman 2.

In the track, the veteran rapper accuses the younger star of owing him a “lump sum”, and asks his rival and his mother to “come and see me”.

Wiley, real name Richard Cowie, adds: “If I see your mum at Croydon market, I’m going to rip that weave off her head.”

A weave is a type of hair extension.



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Stormzy’s mother, Abigail Owuo, appeared in her son’s music video for the 2015 song Know Me From.

He is yet to respond to Wiley’s latest track, but said earlier in January that Wiley should stop using social media while drunk following several posts.

Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, also said he felt sorry for Sheeran, who is abroad on a break from music, for being dragged into the feud.

“This is why it’s even worse, because Ed’s the kindest, nicest soul ever,” he said.

“He’s just trying to travel the world and he’s probably getting notifications. But I said, ‘Don’t worry I’ll do all the trolling’.”

In August, Wiley accused Sheeran of “using grime to look good”.

However, Wiley and Sheeran worked together on the track You, from Sheeran’s EP No 5 Collaborations Project in 2011, and Wiley has also praised Stormzy in the past.