Stormzy returns to Instagram two years after giving honest explanation for quitting
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Stormzy appears to be back on Instagram after quitting the social media site two years ago.
The rapper deleted his Instagram and Twitter back in 2020, leaving fans with the message that his accounts were no longer available - but it looks as if he's finally returned to one of them.
For more than two years, Stormzy has been away from social media but fans have noticed that his account is back online and wonder if it's a sign that he's got an announcement on the way.
There aren't any posts on his profile yet but his reactivated Instagram account has three million followers ready to see if he ends up making new posts.
While he dropped two of his social media pages he did stay on Facebook and has continued to update his legions of fans from there.
One of his latest posts on Facebook teased his interview with the legendary Louis Theroux, with a clip talking about the problems he experiences in his dating life.
Explaining why he quit the social media sites, Stormzy talked about a performance he did in Denmark to a crowd of about 15,000 people which triggered his choice.
He said: "We done the show and I came off stage and I remember one of my first feelings was getting the clip of us to put on social media but I didn't have social media. I remember it being a weird feeling.
"Because that's what I would normally do anytime I've done something great, I'm gonna show everyone. And I remember thinking in that moment, 'That's ego, that's ego. That's probably validation'."
"I think that was probably my biggest moment of it. Because what is it that I'm trying to gain? Because that happened in real life."
The rapper called it a 'big lesson' in having to 'kill ego', saying the decision to delete his profiles was a 'big turning point'.
Stormzy also said that along with getting rid of social media to avoid feeding his own ego, he also ditched them as a way of detaching from the 'noise' and being able to feel 'normal'.
Having said he hopped off social media because 'there's a man in there who needs to remain before the artist', here's hoping if Stormzy is back on Instagram for good he keeps putting himself and his own needs first.
The rapper said 'whoever Stormzy the artist is, the world will drag that to whoever they want that to be', so fingers crossed for the continued success and wellbeing of Stormzy the man.
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