Earlier this year, Stormzy teamed with Cambridge University to fund a scholarship for a pair of black students where he'd pay for their tuition fees in full. During an event in promotion of his newly released book on Wednesday, the grime artist told the audience that he tried to propose the same scholarship to Oxford University, but they refused his offer, according to The Guardian.
“We tried Oxford, but they didn’t want to get involved,” Stormzy said to the crowd in attendance during the event's Q&A portion. An Oxford University spokesperson confirmed that they had been in contact with the 25-year-old but denied that there was any offer ever on the table.
"Oxford University is committed to widening access and participation for all students from under-represented backgrounds," read the University's reported statement. "We admire Stormzy's commitment to inspire and support black students to succeed in higher education. We have not received or turned down any offer or proposal to fund undergraduate scholarships at Oxford."