Grime MC Stormzy Apologizes for Unearthed Homophobic Tweets: 'These Are Attitudes I've Left in the Past'

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Stormzy poses backstage before meeting fans and signing copies of his new album 'Gang Signs And Prayer' at HMV Liverpool One on March 2, 2017 in Liverpool.

English grime MC Stormzy has learned the hard way that words come back to bite.

U.K.-based LGBTQ media outlet Pink News recently unearthed three-year-old tweets posted by the rapper using homophobic slurs in heated conversation. He made fun of homosexual characters on TV shows, accusingly asked other tweeters if they were "gay" based on their interests, and seemingly regularly used the word "fag" as a pejorative. 

He addressed the situation head-on via Twitter and apologized for his past behavior.

"I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant. Very hurtful and discriminative views that I’ve unlearned as I’ve grown up and become a man," Stormzy tweets. "The comments I made were unacceptable and disgusting, full stop. Comments that I regret and to everyone I’ve offended, I am sorry, these are attitudes I’ve left in the past."

Read the old tweets via Pink News, and find his full series of apology tweets below.


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