Does Stormzy really want to be an ‘X Factor’ judge?

"Maybe not next year but 2018 lets do it," says the grime pioneer

Stormzy has apparently offered to become an X Factor judge, but not until 2018.

Earlier this evening (August 28), the grime star evidently saw some tweets about Honey G, a wannabe rapper who was shown auditioning on tonight’s episode of the ITV singing contest.

When Stormzy tweeted “Who is Honey G and why do I need to collab with him/her ?”, the show’s official account replied to him, and the grime pioneer proceeded to volunteer his services by saying: “ok lemme be a judge on your show, maybe not next year but 2018 lets do it.”

He then re-stated his offer in a follow-up tweet.

Stormzy, who celebrated his 23rd birthday by hiring out Thorpe Park in July, has vowed to release his debut album this summer after first appearing with his mixtape ‘168’ in 2013. Since then, he’s released singles including ‘Know Me From’, ‘Shut Up’ and ‘Scary’. He’s also guested on singles by Chip, Lethal Bizzle and Solo 45.

Earlier this month (August) he was announced as the winner of the AIM Awards prize for Innovator. He will receive the trophy at the AIM Awards for independent music on September 6 at London’s The Brewery. He joins Outstanding Contribution winner Roisin Murphy and Pioneer recipient Richard Russell of XL Records.