Speaking to the Daily Star, the rapper revealed that he has paid tribute to Amy Winehouse and the other members of the so-called ’27 club’, musicians who died at that age such as Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin on the track.
Dappy said of the inspiration behind ‘Rockstar’: “It’s all about paying homage to the 27 Club and amazing artists such as Amy Winehouse. It’s a song about people getting to their lowest but it talks about turning a negative into a positive.”
The rapper also spoke about how he came in contact with May and revealed that the guitarist had told him that he was a “very different and unique”.
He said of this: “Brian bigged me up for my last single and said I should win an Ivor Novello for lyrics. So I got his email and contacted him. It was a coincidence that track was called ‘Rockstar’. He told me, ‘You are a very different artist and unique, so carry on doing what you’re doing. There’s nobody else challenging you’.”