Whilst many of us hide away from Storm Emma, nestled under several blankets, this morning the Godfather of Grime braved the Arctic temperatures to take a trip Buckingham Palace. That’s right: Wiley has only gone and got a bloody MBE, and it’s about time.
The musical pioneer was awarded the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Prince William for his services to music. With a career that’s spanned over two decades, more bangers than a firework shop and an everlasting impact on the UK scene, Eskiboy more than deserves the accolade.
Taking to Instagram, Wiley shared a snap of himself and his MBE, letting us know how cold it is outside the palace.
The king of grime also shared a picture of him and the future king of England:
Speaking to the Press Association, Wiley reflected on his MBE saying: “This could open up doors for me in terms of going back to teach, to help, because I don’t care about myself anymore, I care about others. I feel like that’s the way I get on in my life, it’s about everyone else, and that’s why I’m here.”
And Twitter has wasted no time in congratulating the legendary musician:
— Jodie Abacus (@JodieAbacus) March 2, 2018
— ✖ Rory Perry ™ (@rory_perry) March 2, 2018
So, after being presented with the accolade, is Wiley taking some time out to relax? Absolutely not. The hardest-working man in music will celebrate tonight with his massive headline show at south London’s O2 Academy Brixton, and his next album ‘Godfather II’ is out towards the end of the month. Next stop: knighthood.