HE has previously spoken out in defence of Meghan Markle, and now Stormzy has hammered home the message in a powerful song from new album This Is What I Mean.
The rapper released his third record yesterday and reached out to the Duchess of Sussex in his song, Please.
“I said please leave Meghan alone, it cuts deep that deep when your house was never your home.
“You want to speak but it’s best that you don’t, under pressure we fold, best believe we’re protecting your throne.”
The rapper said he was willing to forgive him for abandoning his family.
He sings: “Please lord give me the strength to forgive my dad because he is flawed and so am I, so who I am to not . . . to not forgive a man who tries.
“I see his soul, I know it cries . . .”
Most read in Bizarre
I exclusively revealed earlier this month how the pair had reconciled after three years and in his songs Fire + Water, Firebabe, Need You, Hide & Seek and Bad Blood, Stormzy appears to refer to her.
He sings: “I heard in the news about the guy you’re dating, you see my new girl she’s fire . . . you don’t care much and I ain’t hating.”
In Bad Blood he sings about the downfall of their romance, adding: “Maybe if you came in with a lower guard, maybe if we got off to a slower start, we didn’t even grow apart, we just fell apart, that’s the saddest part and I had your heart, that’s the maddest part.”
As well as opening his heart, Stormzy includes a passionate track about progress called, My Presidents Are Black.
In the song he takes aim at the UK Government and mocks Michael Gove’s cocaine confession, singing: “Tell Michael Gove we’ve got something for your nose, and we got champagne bottles for your boys at Number 10, oh we’re going to party through the bulls**t, if you make a point I will enforce it.”
Stormzy sings: “Me and suicidal thoughts, we haven’t spoke for years, you know all my deepest secrets, you know all my fears.”
Stormzy made his fans hang around for three years for this record but it is well worth the wait.
Even if you’re not a fan of his previous tracks, this album could well change your mind.
Nicole scher looks good
NICOLE SCHERZINGER shows off her wild side in a sexy latex number.
While she’s kept a low profile when it comes to the UK over the past 12 months, Nicole is set to make 2023 her year by returning to the charts.
I told in April how she has been plotting her solo comeback after the Dolls reunion was plagued by infighting and their planned UK Arena tour was axed due to Covid.
Nicole has been in the studio with hit-maker Naughty Boy crafting her new sound.
If the music is as good as she looks here, I reckon she is on to a winner.
Robbie wants leg up
But the Lost singer has admitted he is not sure the Brit Indie sensations – whose track Chaise Longue was the song of the summer – would fancy teaming up with him because of his age.
Robbie said: “I like this band called Wet Leg. I’d really like to work with them. I don’t know if they’d like to work with me.”
Speaking on Italian radio, Robbie said he was going to spend 2023 focusing on his side projects following the release of his No1 album XXV earlier this year.
He added: “My long-term goals are many and varied. I want to build a hotel. I want to start a chain of stores. I’ve got some clothing that I’m going to be doing.
“I’ve written a TV show . . . There’s the film coming out. I’m so busy but I’m super-grateful these things keep happening to me.”
I bet your bank balance feels the gratitude too, Rob.
It’s the ‘real deal
THEY say a leopard never changes its spots but Pharrell Williams can.
The music superstar kept warm at the UK launch of his wellbeing brand Humanrace by sporting a faux-fur jacket.
Pharrell completed his look with a pair of glitter-covered shades.
Humanrace is the singer’s latest venture, focusing on skincare and fashion.
Pharrell launched the brand in 2020 and this is the first time it will be available across the UK, in Selfridges stores.
SHE sang about being Jenny From The Block and now Jennifer Lopez is going full circle.
The All I Have singer is going back to where it all began with her now husband Ben Affleck and has announced her ninth studio album – This Is Me…Now.
J-Lo announced the record on the exact day This Is Me…Then came out – twenty years ago.
At the time of the first version’s release, Jen was engaged to Ben Affleck and dedicated the record to him.
The pair went on to split in 2004, two years after it came out.
For the new album J-Lo recreated the album cover from 2002 and a video on her Instagram account showed her transformation from then to now.
Jen also confirmed the 13 song track list for the new record too, which includes Dear Ben pt. II and Midnight Trip To Vegas where she will sing about their wedding in July.
Announcing the album, J-Lo said the “album is a philosophy, a reflection, a zeitgeist moment.
“It’s about hope, faith and true love never dying.”
Jen’s Dear Ben included lyrics about how madly in love she was with the Deep Water actor, including her singing: “You’re perfect / A manifestation of my dreams.”
And it’s likely the follow up is going to be just as gushing.
Jen said of Ben last month: “I always felt like there was a real love there, a true love there.
“When we reconnected, those feelings for me were still very real.”