‘One of my proudest moments’ says Stormzy as his waxwork is unveiled at Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds have officially unveiled Stormzy’s waxwork!
The statue was inspired by the rapper’s performance at Glastonbury in 2019.
According to ITV, the Madame Tussauds London team was given exclusive access to the original vest, with photographs, measurements and 3D scans taken of both the vest itself and Stormzy.
In a statement, the 28-year-old said: “I can’t lie, it’s one of my proudest moments. At school, we’d go to Madame Tussauds London where you’d see staple figures in entertainment, history, and culture.
“So, for me to be there, it feels mad. Seeing myself in 3D was probably the creepiest, sickest, scariest, strangest, most surreal thing ever, but I feel so honoured to have my own figure.”
He continued: “It was the easiest decision ever to have my figure styled on my Glastonbury performance and I’m so proud to be going into the culture zone at Madame Tussauds London.
“From a young age, I’ve always had big dreams of who I’m trying to be in the world, in culture as well. For me to be who I want to be, and to achieve what I want to achieve, and leave my mark on this world, I need to tick these boxes.
“And having a figure at Madame Tussauds London was always a box I wanted to tick. To be in the culture zone is just like, yeah, hopefully that’s where I belong, you know?”
Stormzy’s friends, family and winners of his #Merky Books writing prize were there to see the unveil.
His 6ft 5ins waxwork is opposite to the Royal family figures and Downing Street, according to organisers.
In 2019, the Grime artist made history by becoming the first Black solo artist to headline at Glastonbury.