Stormzy Shares Amazing Text From Mum After History-Making Glastonbury Performance

Stormzy made history on Friday night, becoming the first black British solo artist to headline Glastonbury Festival.

It was a hell of achievement by the 25-year-old, who seized the moment in a set packed with energy, razzmatazz and political statements.

Stormzy headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA
Stormzy headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA

As such, it is no surprise that his mum was very, very proud indeed.

The grime artist tweeted a screenshot of a text from his mum which reads: "Good morning my hero you made me so so proud, you've made me a very proud mum never forget that, the phone calls text messages was so overwhelming, I just want to see you and hug you.

"And also I am going to dance for you at church."

Undoubtedly, the thousands and thousands of adoring fans will have made Stormzy feel pretty special, but you can't beat a text like that from a proud parent.

Prior to taking to the stage on Friday, the grime artist shared a series of tweets, showing that he was clearly aware of the significance of his headline slot.

He said: "I am the first black British artist to headline Glastonbury. At 25-years-old I am the second youngest solo act to ever headline Glastonbury, the youngest being a 24-year-old David Bowie in 1971. I'm overwhelmed with emotions, this is the most surreal feeling I've ever experienced.

"I feel my entire life has led to this moment. Can't explain or fathom what this all is but I am 100% sure this is all God and his favour. Giving him all the glory.

"Thank you to Emily & Mike Eavis for believing in me I can't wait to see you and hug you both. Thank you so much."

Stormzy's mum is very proud. Credit: PA
Stormzy's mum is very proud. Credit: PA

Stormzy took to the stage wearing a customised Union Jack stab-proof vest designed by Banksy, which set the tone for a statement-filled set.

He had barbs for Conservative Party leadership frontrunner and - more than likely - future Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the UK Government, and - slightly more out of leftfield - football manager David Moyes.

During 'Don't Cry For Me' he also brought out two ballet dancers to highlight the way that race and inequality feature in every part of life.

A screen behind the two performers read: "Ballet shoes have not traditionally been made to match black skin tones. Until now.

"Previously ballet dancers 'pancaked' their shoes with makeup. Now there are ballet shoes to match all skin tones. A huge leap forward for inclusion in the ballet world."

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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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