Stormzy has revealed he had the ‘greatest conversation’ of his life with both Beyonceand Jay Z – and now he wants to collaborate with the two.
The rapper, real name Michael Omari, has admitted that he is desperate to work with the couple after getting the chance to meet them in person – although he’s keeping tight lipped as to what their conversation was about.
‘It was the greatest conversation of my life. One day I’ll reveal it,’ he teased to Q Magazine. ‘One day we’ll talk about it. It’s what I started my Glasto performance with, a clip of it.’
And although the 26-year-old hopes to spend some time with Bey and Jay Z in the recording studio, he is aware that they are ‘very busy people’.
When asked about the possibility of a future collaboration, he replied: ‘I don’t know about that. They’re very busy people. But God willing.’
And although he is keeping pretty quiet about the majority of his conversation with them, Stormzy did include a clip of it at the beginning of his Glastonbury Festival headlining set earlier this year.
The snippet of their conversation involves Jay Z telling Stormzy about the importance of culture, as he says: ‘It’s important for you to take that and say, “Okay, how can I create a culture around this whole thing?” Because culture moves the whole world.’
The Big For Your Boots hitmaker later took to Instagram after his set to thank the 49-year-old for his words of wisdom, as he hailed him the ‘greatest rapper to ever grace planet Earth’.
‘I got to open my set with words of encouragement from my hero and ultimate inspiration and the greatest rapper to ever grace planet Earth, Jay Z,’ he wrote.
Meanwhile, Stormzy also revealed that he thought his Glastonbury set was so bad, that he cried ‘for an hour’ after he left the stage.
He revealed that his in-ear monitors ‘blew’ 20 minutes into his set on the Pyramid Stage, leaving him without sound for the rest of the performance.
‘It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. When I walked off stage I thought I’d f****d it,’ he said.
‘I thought it was the worst thing I’d ever done. I came off stage and thought I’d totally, absolutely blown it. I was crying, for, like, an hour. I was in hysterics. Heartbroken, man.’
However, he later realised that we had no idea his in-ears had broken after Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis gave him a memory stick containing his set.
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