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Stormzy’s Mum’s Texts To Him After Glastonbury Set Bring Internet To Tears

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Stormzy has shared the heartfelt texts he received from his mum after making history with his moving Glastonbury set. 

The 25-year-old performed on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Friday (June 28) and in doing so he became the first black British solo artist to headline the festival.

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His set was broadcast on BBC Two and he opened the show while wearing a stab-proof vest emblazoned with the Union Jack which had been created for him by Banksy, presumably to make a statement about knife crime in London.

A brief history of how black ballet dancers used to have to effectively dye their ballet slippers to match their skin colour was presented as he performed Don’t Cry For Me and later Coldplay frontman Chris Martin came out to perform Blinded By Your Grace- Part 1 alongside the headliner.

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Dozens of people took to social media to praise the singer for his epic performance but I don’t think anyone was quite as impressed as Stormzy’s mum, who described the 25-year-old as her ‘hero’ in her text messages.

The Big For Your Boots singer shared the messages on Twitter. They read:

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Good morning my hero you made me so so proud, you’ve made me a very proud mum never forget that, the phone calls [and] text messages was [sic] so overwhelming, I just want to see you and hug you.

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

Stormzy shared some emotional words of his own on Instagram after his set, where he recalled some of the highlights of the show and thanked everyone who had helped to make it happen.

He wrote:

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Last night I headlined Glastonbury in a stab-proof vest custom made by the greatest, most iconic living artist on planet earth, the one and only BANKSY.

I opened my set with words of encouragement from my hero and ultimate inspiration and the greatest rapper to ever grace planet Earth Jay-Z.

I got to sing with the most incredible and legendary man I know – Chris Martin – a man who’s genius I am so in awe of that it makes me go to studio and try to emulate him.

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Last night I headlined Glastonbury in a stab-proof vest custom made by the greatest, most iconic living artist on planet earth, the one and only BANKSY. I opened my set with words of encouragement from my hero and ultimate inspiration and the greatest rapper to ever grace planet Earth Jay-Z. I got to sing with the most incredible and legendary man I know – Chris Martin – a man who’s genius I am so in awe of that it makes me go to studio and try to emulate him. Raleigh Ritchie – one of our country’s greatest musical talents thank you my brother. Dave & Fredo – I love you my brothers, UK’s finest rappers, thank you from my heart for helping me light up the stage and making one of the most beautiful moments our culture has seen. Thank you to my lil brother @djtiiny theres no way in hell I could do this without you you have my back always and I’m so proud of you – you are my brother in arms we go to war together I appreciate you. To Bronski, Amber, Misty, Trev, Kojo, Tim, James, Sam & my whole tour/creative/production team I appreciate you all and I’m forever grateful. To my band and to my amazing choir who have worked tireless and given this their everything all whilst sounding flawless, effortless and amazing I appreciate you all very much I can’t do this without you. Massive thank yous to: the W.A.R dance crew you lot are now my brothers thank you for bringing a God-sent energy that I truly needed. To Princess K – you are a superstar, the crowd went absolutely crazy for you and I’m so excited to watch you take the world by storm. To Ballet Black, the grace, beauty and feeling you blessed the world with yesterday was felt in the hearts of millions. To Mac, Trizzy, Bobby, C1, Flipz my BikeStormz family I’m so happy the world got to see you lots talent and skills – you just showed the world about bikelife – be very fucking proud. To Big TJ & James for getting me ready and prepared for the energy this set would need. To the whole of my #MERKY team – my family who hold me down and have my back till the end. THANK YOU GUYS, THANK YOU GOD. I am proud of myself and I feel blessed and fulfilled and purposeful. Your Glastonbury 2019 headliner, over and out. 🎤❤️

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The caption continued:

To my band and to my amazing choir who have worked tireless and given this their everything all whilst sounding flawless, effortless and amazing I appreciate you all very much I can’t do this without you.

To Ballet Black, the grace, beauty and feeling you blessed the world with yesterday was felt in the hearts of millions.

THANK YOU GUYS, THANK YOU GOD. I am proud of myself and I feel blessed and fulfilled and purposeful. Your Glastonbury 2019 headliner, over and out.

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I’m sure Stormzy is feeling the love from thousands of people across the nation this weekend; his performance will certainly be remembered for years to come!

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Topics: Celebrity, Banksy, Glastonbury, Stormzy

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