Radio 1Xtra DJ Charlie Sloth stormed an awards stage last night (October 18), telling winner Edith Bowman: “fuck your life”.
1Xtra’s Rap Show with Charlie Sloth was nominated alongside Soundtracking with Edith Bowman in the Best Specialist Music Show category at the The Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS).
But as Bowman was announced winner for her podcast, Sloth invaded the stage and grabbed the mic to shout “Edith Bowman, fuck your life”.
Charlie Sloth with a strange career move, Kanye style. pic.twitter.com/gDZAUYnoad
— Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) October 18, 2018
As the audience began to jeer, Sloth raised his arm as if in victory and said: “I just wanna say BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Saturday night Rap Show. Fuck your life. God bless.”
Bowman has since taken to Twitter to respond simply with “Morning Charlie Sloth, hope you are feeling OK this morning.”
Morning @CharlieSloth hope you are feeling ok this morning.
— edith bowman (@edibow) October 19, 2018
His stage invasion was quickly compared to when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs.
One attendee took to Twitter to write: “@charliesloth came on stage and just did his best Kanye west impression saying he deserved the award – “fuck your life” – Charlie sloth 2018″.
@CharlieSloth came on stage and just did his best Kanye west impression saying he deserved the award – “fuck your life” – Charlie sloth 2018
— Criostai (@criostainewhall) October 18, 2018
In a awkward twist, shortly after Sloth walked off stage, Radio 1 and 1Xtra Controller Ben Cooper accepted the Station of the Year award.
He apologised for Sloth’s behaviour, saying: “I’d just like to say Charlie Sloth has left the building and is leaving Radio 1 & 1Xtra. Apologies.”
Ben Cooper, moments later while collecting Station of the Year award: “I’d just like to say Charlie Sloth has left the building and is leaving Radio 1 & 1xtra. Apologies.”
— Reece (@ReeceEliot) October 18, 2018
Sloth recently announced his departure from Radio 1 and 1Xtra after ten years with the station. At the time, he said: “After almost 10 years of dedicating my life to BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra and achieving everything I set out to do, I have decided the time has come to leave the BBC and seek a new challenge.”
He has not yet confirmed his future plans.
He is best known for the ‘Fire In The Booth’ freestyle segment of his radio show that has attracted giants of rap, hip hop and grime, including Stormzy, Giggs and Bugzy Malone. Recently, Drake appeared on the show to drop his long-overdue and much hyped five-minute freestyle.