Controversial rapper Slowthai hurled a champagne glass into the audience before jumping into the crowd to angrily confront hecklers during an explosive row at the NME Awards last night.

The British hip hop artist reacted in anger as those in attendance loudly booed when he picked up the Hero of the Year Award and cried out ‘misogynist’ after a cringeworthy interaction with host Katherine Ryan moments earlier.

During their awkward exchange on stage, Slowthai attempted to lean on the comedian’s breasts and made lewd sexual comments about ‘her flowers’ in front of the shocked audience at Brixton Academy in south London.

After being confronted by angry fans, the 25-year-old rapper hurled his microphone into the crowd, leading one audience member to pick it up and shout ‘wasteman’ before throwing it back at him.

Slowthai, who infamously sparked fury at the Mercury Prize ceremony in September by holding up an effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head, then threw a champagne flute at the man before jumping into the front row.

He was then held back by several bouncers during a brief melee in the crowd, before returning to the stage to accuse the man of ‘ruining his speech’ where another audience member threw a beer can at him. 

Pictured: Slowthai launches what appears to be a champagne glass

Pictured: Bouncers restrain Slowthai

Controversial rapper Slowthai hurled a champagne glass into the audience (left) before jumping into the crowd to angrily confront hecklers (right) during an explosive row at the NME Awards last night 

During their awkward exchange on stage, Slowthai attempted to lean on the comedian's breasts and made lewd sexual comments about 'her flowers' in front of the shocked audience at Brixton Academy in south London

Slowthai is pictured making lewd remarks to Katherine Ryan at the NME Awards where he told the audience: 'She wants me to tend to her flowers'

During their awkward exchange on stage, Slowthai attempted to lean on Katherine Ryan’s breasts and made lewd sexual comments about ‘her flowers’ in front of the shocked audience at Brixton Academy in south London 

Pictured: Katherine pleads with the rapper

Pictured: Katherine tells the rapper to stop

Katherine Ryan is seen pleaded with Slowthai to stop hitting out after he jumped off the stage and into the crowd at the NME Awards last night

The ugly scenes boiled over following Slowthai’s bizarre interview with show host Ryan, during which he first urged her to ‘smell my cologne’, before shushing her and calling the comedian ‘baby girl’.

He then leaned into her body and said ‘You ain’t never had someone play with you liked I’d play with you’, leading Ryan to fire back sarcastically: ‘You are like the hottest guy I’ve seen.’

As the shocked audience watched on, the rapper replied ‘Stop playing with me’, leading Ryan to call him ‘needle d***’ to the delight of the crowd, who cheered her put-down.

Slowthai then went on to tell her she could earn him, but Ryan fired back: ‘Or I could just earn loads of money and buy my own house without a man.’

As he left the stage, Ryan also joked ‘Thank you Mike from Love Island,’ before adding: ‘You are younger than my babysitter.’

The Canadian comic, who is based in the UK, later took to social media to play down accusations that she was sexually harassed by the rapper.

British rapper Slowthai holds up effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head 

By Tim Stickings for MailOnline

British rapper slowthai sparked fury at the Mercury Prize ceremony in September by holding up an effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head. 

The award-nominated artist, who wore a ‘F*** Boris’ T-shirt decorated with lewd images of the Prime Minister, held up the provocative mask on stage at the Eventim Apollo in London. 

After stripping to the waist during an energetic act he shouted: ‘F*** Boris Johnson. F*** everything’. 

The BBC live feed cut away from the rapper as he held up the effigy, but the audience responded with rapturous applause as slowthai (who spells his stage name with a lower-case S) left the stage. 

But there was anger online with one viewer saying ‘someone’s probably going to end up getting killed because of this move’. 

‘This is really dumb, embarrassing and dangerous,’ they said. 

Ryan, 36, wrote on Twitter: ‘He didn’t make me uncomfortable. This is why we need women in positions of power. 

‘I knew he had lost from the moment he opened his mouth like any heckler coming up against a COMIC – not a woman – a COMIC. I was operating 2/10. What a sweet boy. I defused it. Tonight was fun!’

Among those in the crowd last night was fellow award winner Taylor Swift, who was said to left ‘gobsmacked’ by last night’s ugly scenes.

Slowthai hit headlines in September when he held up an effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head at the Mercury Prize ceremony. 

His ‘F*** Boris’ T-shirt was adorned with lewd images of the Prime Minister as he performed at the Eventim Apollo in London. 

After stripping to the waist during an energetic act he shouted: ‘F*** Boris Johnson. F*** everything’. 

Mr Johnson laughed it off by joking that the rapper had actually said ‘Back Boris’ but was let down by the acoustics. 

The rapper has been an outspoken critic of the Conservative Party and often vilifies Brexit in his songs, once referring to former Prime Minister Theresa May as a ‘d***head’ in an interview with NME. 

He has regularly refers to himself as a ‘Brexit bandit’ and is known to start chants of ‘f*** Theresa May’ at live shows.

Speaking last month, Slowthai said his outspoken attitude was inspired by 90s Britpop pioneers Oasis. 

Slowthai, real name Tyron Frampton, was born in 1994 in Northampton.

Raised by a single mother-of-four, he has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the wake of his extended plays I WISH I KNEW in 2017, and RUNT, released the following year. 

He grew up with his three other siblings after his father left the family house when he was aged just three-years-old.

The rapper, whose mother is half Bajan, spent the first 14 years of his life on a council estate on the east side of Northampton, known as the Lings, which is where he claims much of his musical inspiration stemmed from.

From the age of 13, he claims that he would shun school to drink alcohol – mostly White Ace or Lambrini – and around the same time started smoking cannabis.

He later studied music technology at college and is said to often have skipped school to attend a local recording studio. 

British rapper Slowthai also sparked anger at the Mercury Prize ceremony by holding up an effigy of Boris Johnson 's severed head in September

British rapper Slowthai also sparked anger at the Mercury Prize ceremony by holding up an effigy of Boris Johnson ‘s severed head in September 

The rapper gave a riotous performance at the NME Awards in London before making lewd comments on stage to Katherine Ryan and throwing a champagne glass at the crowd

The rapper gave a riotous performance at the NME Awards in London before making lewd comments on stage to Katherine Ryan and throwing a champagne glass at the crowd 

Katherine later added the line 'Happy to announce my new relationship' on to an Instagram story posted by Laura Whitmore

Katherine later added the line ‘Happy to announce my new relationship’ on to an Instagram story posted by Laura Whitmore

When his mother moved away from Northampton, Slowthai began living with a family friend in the idyllic village of Little Houghton, two miles east of the neighbouring town where many of his friends were still based.

He lived in the large converted farmhouse with the couple and their four children, before his mother eventually helped him get a job with clothing store Next, walking two miles a day across the village fields to get to work.

After college he worked as a labourer, and when he was dismissed he decided to focus entirely on his music career. He got his nickname as he used to slur and mumble, so his friends would call him ‘Slow Ty’.

Last night was a successful night for the rapper, who won best collaboration for his work with Mura Masa, as well as his hero of the year award, which is voted for by the public.

Taylor Swift was also honoured at the ceremony, picking up the best solo act in the world award.

The singer told the audience that thanks to a previous NME award she won she is now able to display two of the middle finger-shaped trophies side by side in her home.

She added: ‘This is like the craziest awards show I have ever been to, thank you.’

In the other categories Little Simz picked up the award for best British album for GREY Area, while AJ Tracey won best British song with Ladbroke Grove.

The best album in the world award went to Lana Del Rey’s Norman F***ing Rockwell, while best song in the world went to Billie Eilish for Bad Guy.

Best British solo artist went to FKA twigs and best British band was chosen as The 1975. US heavy metal band Slipknot won the best band in the world gong. Also honoured was Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis.

After being presenter with the award, she said: ‘I watched my dad pick this up when I was 16-years-old and I was like, I will never do this festival and I’m in so deep, there’s no getting out of it.’

Slowthai (pictured at the ceremony in London last night) was nominated for his album Nothing Great About Britain, which casts a critical eye over life in the modern UK

Slowthai (pictured at the ceremony in London last night) was nominated for his album Nothing Great About Britain, which casts a critical eye over life in the modern UK



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