Stormzy made his debut appearance at the Met Gala in New York last night (May 2).
The Croydon rapper, who is due to release his third album this year, attended the 2022 edition of the annual fundraising event at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka the Met). Other guests included Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Nicola Coughlin and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Having wrapped up his UK and Ireland arena tour last month, Stormzy headed to the Met Gala in a custom-made white Burberry wool cape and a three-piece tuxedo with satin lapels, which was designed by Riccardo Tisci. This year’s theme was ‘Gilded Glamor and White Tie’.
“I am nervous, it’s crazy like, it’s a lot different but it’s amazing. I’m just going to embrace it,” Stormzy told Vogue on the red carpet (via Evening Standard). “Usually I wear all black a lot of the time… so it’s nice to shine today.”
He continued: “It’s a lot different when you see them on the telly, so I’m just going to get some selfies, have a little drink and chill out and take it all in.”
Ahead of the gala, Stormzy’s stylist Melissa’s Wardrobe took to Instagram Stories to post some behind-the-scenes photographs of the ‘Heavy Is The Head’ artist getting ready. “Never judging anyone’s Met Gala outfit ever again,” she captioned one image. “Not an easy job at alllllllllll.”
You can see a selection of pictures below.
In March, Stormzy confirmed that his as-yet-untitled third album would be arriving in 2022 during the first show of his UK/Ireland tour in Cardiff, Wales.
“This is the album of my dreams,” he said in a video that was displayed during the concert. “This album is deeper than man could ever imagine. I’m free.” Further details on the full-length project are yet to emerge.
In a glowing five-star review of Stormzy’s gig in Leeds, Rolling Stone UK wrote: “His national treasure status is rarely under question, but once again, he has proven that the crown is always worth its weight.”
Last month, it was revealed that Louis Theroux had joined Stormzy on the road to film an upcoming BBC Two documentary series called ‘The Louis Theroux Interviews’. The rapper will feature in the first of five episodes, with details of the remaining instalments still under wraps.