Skepta and Stefflon Don opened the VO5 NME Awards in uncompromising, bombastic style

They want you to play with their Ding-A-Ling

It’s the ear-worm that saw two modern rap legends make our tiny minds explode with a Simpsons-referencing banger that’s the definition of nudge-nudge-wink-wink. Having been released back in November, Skepta and Stefflon Don’s ‘My Ding-A-Ling’ is a bizarre yet brilliant slice of booming, bombastic hip-hop – and we can’t think of better way to open the VO5 NME Awards at the O2 Brixton Academy in London. The pair took the stage, introduced by host Huw Stephens, and left us in no about about the kind of night we were about to witness: showbiz razzle-dazzle, a little debauchery – and tons of bloody fun.