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Stormzy takes aim at fellow rapper Wiley in new track

The pair began their feud after Wiley criticised Stormzy for collaborating with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.

Stormzy (Lesley Martin/PA)
Stormzy (Lesley Martin/PA)

By Tom Horton, PA

Stormzy has taken aim at Wiley in a new track amid an escalating feud between the rappers.

Last year’s Glastonbury headliner on Monday posted the expletive-laden Disappointed, in which he calls the 40-year-old fellow grime artist an “old man” with “a death wish”.

The row began with a Twitter spat last week after Wiley, 40, criticised Stormzy, 26, for working with Ed Sheeran on the number one single Own It.

Stormzy responded to Wiley’s criticism with the lyric: “They say that I’m pop, I don’t mind that… I’m so big that the only thing bigger than me last year was Brexit. I can’t tweet, I’m too reckless. I’m too BBC Breakfast.”

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Wiley (Matt Crossick/PA)

Stormzy shared the song after Wiley, dubbed the Godfather of Grime, produced his own track mocking his rival, titled Eediyat Skengman.

In the song, which was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, Wiley said: “You never cared about grime, you just used it. Worse than Edward, you watered down music.”

Following Stormzy’s response, Wiley suggested he was about to produce another rebuke to the Brit award-winner, tweeting: “I am replying to his dub got studio in half hour.”

After Own It became the first number one single of 2020, Stormzy said Wiley should stop using social media while drunk.

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Ed Sheeran (Ben Birchall/PA)

He added that he felt sorry for Sheeran, who is abroad on a break from music, for having to worry about their spat.

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

“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”.

Wiley and Sheeran worked together on the track You, from Sheeran’s EP No.5 Collaborations Project in 2011.

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