Stormzy: I woke up to police destroying my front door
RAPPER Stormzy has claimed his front door was kicked in by police officers who thought he was a burglar.
The grime star, who attended the Elle Style Awards on Monday night, said he was woken up by Metropolitan Police officers breaking down the door to his London home and is demanding compensation for the damage.
He tweeted a picture of the smashed door and paint chips on the floor and wrote: ‘Woke up to Feds destroying my front door coz apparently I’m a burglar who burgles his own home. @metpoliceuk need your bank details still.’
Stormzy, whose real name is Michael Omari, was flooded with messages of support from his fans.
He responded to one message describing the police as ‘too foul’ and added to another ‘doubt either of us will be getting a damn thing my guy lol’.
One fan joked the officers were trying to get tickets to the musician’s sold-out tour, while another wrote: ‘Absolutely disgusting you’d think they know who lives there before damaging your door.’
A spokeswoman for Stormzy has been contacted for comment.
The Met Police’s contact centre replied to the rapper on Twitter, writing: ‘Hi, if you wish to make a complaint please DM us so we can take some more details. Thanks.’
A spokeswoman for Stormzy declined to comment.
Hip hop artist Tabanacle also replied to the Mobo winner’s tweet, saying he had had a similar experience.
Sharing a photograph of a broken-down door, he wrote: ‘they did the same s*** to me 5 days ago tried saying it was for burglaries yet I wasn’t arrested least u still have a door.’
Author: Simon Garner