Stormzy goes on Twitter tirade after NME posts cover story without consent RnB/Hip Hop | Friday 17th March 2017 | Idrees Hip Hop stormzy Rap News Stormzy is one of UK’s most popular artists at the moment, as the sky is the limit for the rapper, with the recent release of Gang Signs and Prayers. However, Stormzy had been in the news recently talking about his battle with depression, which is something that is obviously quite personal to him. This was highly evident when the rapper verbally attacked music magazine NME for publishing an edition with Stormzy on the cover, allegedly without the rapper’s permission. The rapper took exception to this as it was a story quite personal to him and he let NME know about it on Twitter. You lot know I don't rant or open my mouth up for no reason but serious @NME magazine are the biggest bunch of sly, foul PAIGONS. — #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017 @NME They've used me on their cover without my permission. Depression is a very very sensitive issue and it's something I've spoken about pic.twitter.com/OdAXshdrug — #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017 I KNOW it will help others but just imagine a personal battle of yours being published on the front of a magazine without your permission — #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017 And for those saying @NME done this with no bad intent, they know exactly what they're doing. They couldn't get me on the cover so done this — #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017 Even after NME apologised, Stormzy wasn’t buying it. @Stormzy1 I'm really sorry this has happened. We're a free magazine and were not trying to shift copies, just talk about something important — NME (@NME) March 16, 2017 DEAD. You're NOT a non-profit organisation. The more copies you dish out the more you charge for advertising. You will make money from this. https://t.co/aPMtU4gy5M — #GSAP (@Stormzy1) March 16, 2017 Stormzy had called out the journalist behind the story, although deleted the tweet when realising that the journalist has nothing to do with the cover selection. Stormzy’s album Gang Signs and Prayers is out now.