Stormzy alleges his scholarship programme for black students was rejected by Oxford University
08 Nov, 2018
He made the claims at a launch of his new imprint 'Merky Books' yesterday evening
Grime MC Stormzy has claimed that the scholarship scheme that he launched to help young black British students attend Cambridge was originally rejected by Oxford University.
Stormzy made the claims yesterday evening (November 7) at the Barbican Centre whilst speaking at the launch of his new publishing imprint, #MerkyBooks. Earlier this year, Stormzy announced the launch of the imprint, in partnership with Penguin Random House saying “We will be using this as a platform for young writers to become published authors.”
”Enough to entrap the whole human body. It was a spontaneous attack actually. It was just some banter, as you do… It sounds crazy, but it was just jokes. It was like the hundredth strike, you don’t get kicked out for putting chairs on someone. I was just a little shit, I’ll admit it now.”
Stormzy also recently published his autobiography yesterday Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far, in which he documented the racism he’s had to deal with in his life and career.