Stormzy’s church-going mum praised her son and called him her ‘hero’ in heartwarming messages following his landmark performance at the Glastonbury music festival.
The 25-year-old rapper, who became the first solo black British artist to headline the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, shared a screenshot of the message exchange on his social media channels. The message reads ‘Good morning my hero,’ Stormzy’s mum began. After the artist asked her if she was okay, she texted again to say: ‘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 want to see you and hug you. [Sic].’
Another text read: ‘And also, I am going to dance for you at church.’
Stormzy’s monumental set has been hailed iconic and fans have been busy showering the star with praise. Leading the way was singer Adele, who wrote a heartfelt Instagram post that it was a ‘joy to watch’ him ‘unfold at lightning speed with absolute grace.’
Stormzy reached number one in the charts with his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer. This Christian man has become the poster boy for a new generation of UK rappers.
Stormzy’s mum promised his son that she would dance in church on Sunday as a way of showing her gratitude to God for her son’s breakthrough and success on the big stage. Although charismatic Christians sees dance as a legitimate act of worship and celebration in the Church, but in some denominations, the congregational participation in movements like dances seldom occurs.
Glastonbury attracts about 175,000 people every year, and the proud mum sees it as God’s favour to her son. Hence, her dance in Church on Sunday. Stormzy’s 1.2m twitter followers now knows her mum is a church-going Christian. No wonder 89,600 people liked the tweet, and 7,000 retweeted it. Could it be that Stormzy and her mum are promoting their faith in their own unique way?