One of the songs on Stormzy’s new album has people believing that he’s making a not-so-subtle plea to the public to leave Meghan Markle alone. You can see another time he has spoken about Meghan in the video below.
Because it’s a Stormzy album and he’s undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the music world at the moment, it’s attracted a lot of attention, with fans already clamouring to analyse every single word and rhyming couplet to hunt for hidden meaning.
Well, on the song ‘Please’, there doesn’t seem to be that much subterfuge at play, given that he just goes straight in with the lyrics ‘please leave Meghan alone’.
The piano-led tune features the lyrics: “Please, could you lower your tone? Please, could you get off my phone? And please, leave Meghan alone,”
Later in the song, there’s another royal reference, as he raps: “You wanna speak, but it's best that you don't. Under pressure we fold. Best believe we're protecting your throne.”
Now, there’s no particular reason that Stormzy would need to wade in to defend Meghan, however, like many other people, he has probably noticed the nature of some of the abuse that has been thrown at her by both the public and the press in recent times.
You know what we’re talking about here.
Anyway, while he hasn’t explicitly confirmed his intentions, he has referenced her before in an interview with a New York radio station.
Speaking on Hot 97, he said: "Meghan is a sweet woman, she does her thing... and they just hate her.”
That seems like enough to want her left alone.
Speaking about the song itself, Stormzy told i-D magazine: “The word ‘please’ is so multifaceted.
“There’s a vulnerability to it, a desperateness; there’s so many ways you can say ‘please.’ I thought about what ‘please’ means to me.
“It wasn’t something defiant.
“It was about letting everything roll out. I wanted to do something that wasn’t premeditated. It became a confession.
“It was very therapeutic. […] We all knew it was a special moment when we made it.”
Fans have noticed his comments about Meghan, too.
One person tweeted: “Thank you Stormzy for exposing the hate towards Meghan on a daily basis from the British media aided and abetted by the Royal family.”
Another said: “Hmmm. I wonder which Meghan he is singing about. Is it Duchess Megan or Meghan Thee Stallion or both women who has both have been subjected to lots of public abuse.
“Good on you Stormzy for calling out this daily abuse of these successful young women of colour.”
A third wrote: “Stormzy singing a message for Meghan Markle trolls?”
Stormzy’s third album ‘This is What I Mean’ is out now.