Stormzy has publicly apologised for cheating on Maya Jama in a new song on his album.
In the emotional track ‘Lessons’ from his new album Heavy Is The Head, the rapper admits he “done the dirt” as he name checks the TV presenter.
The lyrics read: “I done the dirt and then I figured that you’ll dig it out / But that’s a coward move, I guess you got me figured out / I know you’ll never listen now.”
In the second verse, Stormzy raps: “Fast forward now, my nephew’s still asking for his Auntie Maya / Guess this is the karma for what I done to Maya.”
He continues: “Greatest love I ever knew, I poured it down the drain / Maybe it’s the only way we both call it a day / You gave me the world and then I gave you disrespect / Hand on my heart, this is my biggest of regrets / Thought I’d say it here than rather fling it in a text / Until you’re ready to forgive I’m always wishing you the best but…”
Stormzy and Maya split back in August, after dating for four years.
Speaking on BBC Radio 1 Xtra, Stormzy said that he felt like he owed Maya a public apology following their break up.
He said: “It was a hot topic and I’m going on record now and I’m apologising. I’m trying to lay it all bare and be very truthful and be very clear in my truth.”
“I’m not trying to shy away from it. It was a public disrespect. It was a public disrespect that needed a public apology.”
He continued: “That girl gave me the world. I will wholeheartedly say that’s a phenomenal woman that loved man wholeheartedly and was man’s everything.”
“And I disrespected and was inconsiderate – a big disrespect. The least I can do is come out and say, come on. I will say it 100 per cent loud and clear that’s a brilliant woman – we shared something very deep and she loved me wholeheartedly. And man went out and disrespected.”