You Won’t Catch Stormzy On Dating Apps Anytime Soon

“I just wait for God to present me with my situation and my woman.”

by Bustle UK
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British rapper Stormzy during his concert in a white undershirt
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Following a string of successful albums, and an outspoken approach to various social and political issues, British rap superstar Stormzy has emerged as a leading voice in the world of music. The “Mel Made Me Do It” performer is now remembered as one of Glastonbury’s greatest headliners in recent history, and has a trophy cabinet packed out with awards. But what else is there to know about grime's biggest star?

When it comes to matters of the heart, the rapper is currently single. In a recent interview with Louis Theroux, whilst promoting his upcoming album This Is What I Mean, Stormzy was asked what dating apps he would use. The 28-year-old rapper said: “I wouldn’t do f*cking Tinder... I wouldn’t do Raya either.” Explaining more about his struggles with dating, the “Hide and Seek” rapper shared: “The idea of like meeting a girl and then let’s just go to get some food. That’s alarm bells.”

“Anytime I’ve had a date, we’ve gotta go through the backdoor at the restaurant… because people are going to blow up the poor girl’s life, do you know what I mean?” But Stormzy still has hope that he will one day find the right girl. “I always say I just wait for God to, like, present me with my situation and my woman.”

Stormzy split from his long-term girlfriend, TV presenter Maya Jama, back in 2019. The pair first met in late 2014, and just a few months later, made it official in January 2015 — however, after more than five years together, Stormzy and Jama called it quits in August that year. The rapper addressed the breakup in his song “Lessons,” which was featured on the track-list of his most recent album Heavy Is The Head.

Last year, Stormzy and Jama reportedly caught up at GQ’s Men of the Year After-Party, and seemed to be on good terms: “Stormzy and Maya clearly still get on like a house on fire,” an onlooker told The Sun.

And though speculation has linked him with Love Island’s Amber Gill since, with the former Islander spotted watching Stormzy headlining Leeds Festival from side-stage last year, the rapper’s team swiftly clarified to The Mirror that “Amber’s access had absolutely nothing to do with [Stormzy].”

The rapper also recently penned an essay in Vogue discussing the new album and the meaning behind one particular song, “Hide & Seek,” which was inspired by a real life heartbreak. Outside of his personal life, Stormzy's talents are again due to be celebrated with the much-anticipated release of his third album, This Is What I Mean on Nov. 25.

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