Rapper Stormzy is in the eye of a social media storm after being forced to apologise for a string of homophobic tweets.
The grime artist fired off a string of homophobic insults on Twitter, calling people a "faggot," "fag" and "f*****g" gay. The messages were sent between 2011 and 2014.
Stormzy, who has won two MOBO awards, has issued a statement offering his "deepest apologies" to the LGBT community following the emergence of the tweets, which were published before he found international fame.
The artist wrote: “I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant.
“Very hurtful and discriminative views that I’ve unlearned as I’ve grown up and become a man.
"I’m sorry to everyone I’ve offended. To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies."
One of the tweets sent by Stormzy
LGBT title Pink News claims Stormzy sent a total of 19 homophobic messages, and most of them were still up online at the time of his apology.
Stormzy is well-known for his political activisim and is a prominent supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - who has himself regularly denounced homophobia.
Part of Stormzy's apology