Stormzy Slams NME For Putting Him On Their Cover Without His Permission
16 March 2017, 15:42 | Updated: 11 May 2017, 15:32
He's not pleased.
Stormzy has slammed NME Magazine for allegedly putting him on the cover of their latest issue, which focuses on depression, without his permission.
Labelling the publication "the biggest bunch of sly, foul PAIGONS", Stormzy argued: "Using my face as a poster boy for it to sell your magazine is so foul and below the belt,"
"I will never respect you lot," he added.
You lot know I don't rant or open my mouth up for no reason but serious @NME magazine are the biggest bunch of sly, foul PAIGONS.— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017
@NME However using my face as a poster boy for it to sell your magazine is so foul and below the belt I will never respect you lot— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017
@NME I should at least have a say in whether my face is used for a campaign. I've no issue with sharing my story but, with my permission!— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017
@NME the reason I'm so angry is because NME have been begging me to be on their cover. I have refused. Then they do this.— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017
@NME again, my issue is not about me speaking out about it. That is fine and I'm happy I'm able to help but they've been very foul here— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017
NME were quick to respond to the rapper, stating their apologies before insisting that their intentions were not to "shift copies".
However, the 'Gang Signs & Prayer' star continued to call out the publication, stating that they are "NOT a non-profit organisation."
@Stormzy1 I'm really sorry this has happened. We're a free magazine and were not trying to shift copies, just talk about something important— NME (@NME) March 16, 2017
DEAD. You're NOT a non-profit organisation. The more copies you dish out the more you charge for advertising. You will make money from this. https://t.co/aPMtU4gy5M— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017
NME are yet to respond to the rapper's comment.
In related news, Stormzy's debut album has achieved Gold certification after debuting at number one on the Official UK charts.