Stormzy waxwork to be unveiled at London's Madame Tussauds

The grime artist's figure is to go on display in the British capital this summer

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Stormzy performs in the headline slot on the Pyramid Stage on day three of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2019 in Glastonbury, England. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield festival in the world, and is attended by around 175,000 people.  (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

If you're one of the many people who dream about getting up-close to rapper Stormzy, that is about to become a lot easier, as a waxwork of the British star is set to go on display at London's Madame Tussauds.

A photo of the waxwork is yet to be shared by the London museum, however a video of the grime artist coming face to face with his likeness has been posted on Twitter, and he is taken aback by the model.

“That’s scary, cuz. Oh my days,” he said, when he first saw it, before pointing out the "creps", or trainers.

The figure passes the toughest of tests, and seems to convince his nephew that it's the real deal.

Watch Stormzy's reaction to his Madame Tussauds waxwork here:

"Uncle Junior is not moving," his young nephew can be heard saying, as the rapper hides in the background. He then emerges, making the tot jump.

"Hey! You scared me," the boy says. "Uncle Junior, look [there's] two Uncle Juniors."

The London-born rapper, whose real name is Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr, said of the statue: “I’m proud and I hope when my fans see my figure, they feel proud, too.

“I was told Madame Tussauds London wanted to make a figure of me just after I performed at Glastonbury, and it really felt like the icing on top of the cake.

“Growing up, going to school, we’d go to Madame Tussauds London all the time. For me to be there, it feels like ... I’m going up in the world.”

Tim Waters, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “You’d be hard-pressed to find someone that isn’t a Stormzy fan.

“His chart-topping hits, powerful performances and important work as an activist, have spoken to the nation. Whether you admire him for his music, believe in what he stands for, or just think he’s a really nice guy, we know his figure is going to be a fantastic, and important, addition to our Madame Tussauds London line-up.”

The waxwork will go on display at Madame Tussauds London this summer.

Updated: July 27th 2021, 5:50 AM
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