Stormzy has been on a incredible ride since launching his first album in 2017 so it seemed only fitting he celebrated his 28th birthday at an amusement park along with a host of famous faces.
The Big For Your Boots rapper hired out Thorpe Park in Surrey and made sure his guests were well catered for courtesy of a McDonald’s food truck and an unlimited supply of booze.
Partygoers including rappers Wretch 32, AJ Tracey and Aitch had their pick of roller-coasters to go on, with Stormzy – real name Michael Owuo – more than happy to treat his friends.
A source told The Sun : “Stormzy’s shutdown of Thorpe Park was incredible and no expense was spared.
“He invited loads of people down to party with him and take on the rides, all for free.
“He had a photo booth set up too and signs everywhere saying ‘Happy Birthday Big Mike’.
As well as the burgers and fries, guests were also treated to a slice of Stormzy’s huge birthday cake which resembled some of the theme park’s biggest rides.
Delighted with the turnout Stormzy told the crowd: “I have a lot of love in my heart, I love every single person in this room, I love all you guys.”
Throughout his incredible career, Stormzy has changed the way people view grime artists.
The Londoner, who rose to fame in early 2010s after a video of him rapping in the park with friends went viral, wasn’t just content to help change the music landscape.
Four years ago the tragic Grenfell fire claimed the lives of least 70 people and Stormzy along with a number of other artists released a charity single, which went straight to number one and the words quite simply spoke for so many.
The rapper opened with the heart-breaking lyrics “I don’t know where to begin so I’ll start by saying I refuse to forget you/I refuse to be silenced/I refuse to neglect you.”
Fans think he has stood up and showed more leadership than those in power do.
He stopped half-way through his 2018 set at Glastonbury to say: “We are urging the authorities to tell the f*****g truth. We are urging the government to be held accountable for f*****g once.”
Stormzy’s songs even paying tribute to the hard work his mother did throughout his life – and how he really wants to repay her for believing in him.
The star has also launched a scholarship to send black students to Cambridge University, citing a serious diversity problem within high-level education.
He created the “Stormzy Scholarship” in August 2018, to fund and cover the full tuition for two black students.
The whole point he says is to “encourage and support black students from underprivileged or disadvantaged backgrounds to study at the University of Cambridge.”