Skepta says texts from Adele ‘keep me in check’

Mercury Prize-winning grime star also discusses the possibility of making a track with the '25' singer.

Skepta has revealed that texts from Adele help to keep him “in check” as his profile rises.

In September, the grime MC won the Mercury Prize for his album ‘Konnichiwa’. He beat out strong competition from bookie’s favourite David Bowie as well as artists including Radiohead, Anohni and Kano.

He’s now preparing to play his biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace on December 2. Tickets for the 10,500 capacity gig sold out in just two hours when they went on sale earlier this year.

“Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check,” he told ES magazine in a new interview.

“She speaks to me about how things are going. She’s one of the people I know that, from her [example] alone, you can move in a certain way where you’re not inviting fame. She’s the biggest artist in the world, bro, and you do not see her in the papers [every day].”

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Asked if he and Adele could make a track together, Skepta replied: “With those kind of things, I don’t really know. With Drake and Adele, I’m happy firstly that they respect me as an artist and a man.”

Meanwhile, Skepta has responded to Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the US presidential election in a video shared on Instagram.

“I have to not fucking moan about who is in charge I have to fix it, I have to save it,” he said, striking a pragmatic tone.

He added: “Think because Trump’s got a blue tick and keys to the White House it’s official? The fucking badness is there anyway it’s an evil place.”