This month, London showed the rest of the world how it's done in electing their first ever Muslim mayor despite Islamophobic scaremongering from several right-wing publications who were backing novice pint drinker, Bollywood 'enthusiast' and repeated racial profiler Zac Goldsmith to the hilt. It's fair to say that Stormzy wasn't his biggest fan, calling him a "proper pussyhole" and dissuading any voters from electing him.
Earlier this month, we outlined what the winning Labour party candidate Sadiq Khan can do for London with several progressive ideas which back creative's exploits and nightlife, and he's also a known Nando's lover like Big Mikey.
After outing Goldsmith as a "pussyole", Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn then followed Stormzy. Coincidence? We think not. Stormzy recently gave an interview with The Guardian where he spoke kindly of Corbyn: "My man, Jeremy! Young Jeremy, my guy. I dig what he says. I saw some sick picture of him from back in the day when he was campaigning about anti-apartheid and I thought: yeah, I like your energy."
Stormzy also raised a very valid point about the current state of the House of Commons, which of late has been starting to border on the ridiculous: "Have you seen that footage of House of Commons? They're all neeky dons! The way they all laugh and cheer. Is this fucking Game Of Thrones? You lot have got real issues to talk about and deal with. That's why I like Jeremy: I feel like he gets what the ethnic minorities are going through and the homeless and the working class. That Zac guy, he just seems like a fucking arsehole."
Fair enough. Asked what issues he would address first if he was London Mayor, Stormzy replied, "Housing, that's the first one. Now that I'm at a certain financial situation, I'm able to buy a house. But if I never became this, how the fuck was I gonna buy a house? How is my bredrin from the ends ever gonna buy a house? It's mad out here."
Stormzy's political acumen is another prominent example of grime artists' increasing political awareness. Who knows, maybe one day London will have its very own #MERKY Mayor.