If there’s anything we can count on when it comes to American rappers, it’s a universal air of invulnerability coupled with an unerring commitment to swag. In Britain, things are a little different, as we first found out back in September when Lethal Bizzle did a little collaboration with Dame Judi Dench. (Can you imagine Lil Wayne getting together with Meryl Streep anytime soon? Exactly.)
Over the weekend, at the MTV EMAs, one English MC went out of his way to be vulnerable in more ways than one. Stormzy managed to wander into the ladies bathroom by accident, take care of his business, only to then realize his error and get stuck in a stall, lest someone think he had snuck in there for perverse reasons. Instead of saving face and never telling a soul about the embarrassing incident, Stormzy decided to share it, as it happened, on Snapchat.
[FYI: “Bare” in London slang means “a lot of.”]
— MTV UK (@MTVUK) November 12, 2017
In the end, Stormzy was rescued by a friend of his named Kenneth, who texted him to let the MC know when the coast was clear. Stormzy apparently almost missed his performance, which would have been a nightmare for everyone, given that it was widely considered to be one of the highlights of the night:
2017 has been a big year for Stormzy across the pond. His album Gang Signs & Prayer debuted at the top of the UK albums chart back in March, and he won Best British Breakthrough Act at the prestigious Brit Awards. The grime MC ultimately went home from the EMAs clutching the Worldwide Act Award for UK & Ireland, so all’s well that ends well.
Just for good measure, we’ll leave you with this little clip of Stormzy blowing the minds of Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, back in 2016: