Example Kept His Promise And Bought New Car For A Fan

Cast your mind back to a couple of weeks ago, if you can, and you might remember that Example promised to buy one of his fans a brand new car.

The big promise came after Jordan Niner asked via Twitter if Example's new album would come out on CD.

Example responded with: "Probably not. It's 2018". That led to the revelation that Jordan's still driving a 2001 car that doesn't have an AUX lead or bluetooth - which is when the London-born producer really stepped up, replying: "Well if this album does well I'll buy you a new car how about that?"

It was either a random act of EXTREME kindness or a very clever publicity stunt, but either way, Example came good on his promise and Jordan has just picked up his new wheels.

Jordan posted a photo on Twitter yesterday of himself sitting on the bonnet of a shiny new black car.

He wrote: "So here we are, as promised, the car that @example has bought me! Thank you so much for buying it for me, cannot wait to blast Bangers and Ballads from it when it's out next month."

Example, real name Elliot Gleave (his initials are E.G... geddit?), then retweeted the young LAD's picture, admitting that buying a new stereo instead would've been the more obvious thing to do.

Still, with five albums out already, most of which reached the top 10 in the album chart, it's not like he can't afford it.

It's still a serious gesture, this, and we're dead happy for Jordan. A small spend for Example will make a massive change for a 24-year-old like Jordan.

A couple of hours before that, Example had tweeted to say he was visiting teenagers on a cancer ward in Glasgow. What a good guy.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

His new EP, Bangers and Ballads, will be released next month. It'll be nine tracks long - we assume some will be bangers, and some will be ballads.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, people are still chancing their luck with the musician, hoping he's got another random act of kindness up his sleeve.

One person tweeted: "I don't have a house to listen to your new album in." Another said: "My bank account doesn't have any money to pay for a streaming service to stream the album on."

Nice try, everyone, but we reckon Elliot's done with the big social media generosity for now.

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Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.

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