There was widespread outrage last night with Northampton rapper slowthai’s behaviour at the NME Awards last night being branded misogynistic.
slowthai jumped off the stage after launching drinks back at a member of the crowd at the ceremony. Prior to this he had made numerous inappropriate comments towards the night’s co-presenter Katherine Ryan. Videos have been widely shared online of the incident.
He has now took to twitter to issue an apology:
.@nme please forward my award to @kathbum for she is the hero of the year. what started as a joke between us escalated to a point of shameful actions on my part. i want to unreservedly apologise, there is no excuse and I am sorry. i am not a hero. (1/2)
— tyron. (@slowthai) February 13, 2020
(2/2) katherine, you are a master at your craft and next time i’ll take my seat and leave the comedy to you. to any woman or man who saw a reflection of situations they’ve been in in those videos, i am sorry. i promise to do better. let’s talk here. — tyron. (@slowthai) February 13, 2020
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