Stormzy wore his sister's clothes as he grew up without much money

Julia HuntContributor
Yahoo Celebrity UK
Stormzy attends The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Jim Dyson/Redferns)
Stormzy attends The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Jim Dyson/Redferns)

Stormzy has told how he had to wear his sister’s hand me downs when he was growing up because his family didn’t have much money.

The grime artist grew up in Norbury in South London in a house of five, and his mum worked two or three jobs at a time to make ends meet.

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According to The Sun, the musician revealed that it was a “very working class background” and that there wasn’t a lot of spare cash floating around to buy him clothes.

Read more: Stormzy says he was a 'hood rat' growing up

Stormzy accepts his award for Male Solo Artist of the Year on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Stormzy accepts his award for Male Solo Artist of the Year on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

That meant the star sometimes dressed in things belonging to his sister.

He said: “I used to take all my sister’s clothes.

“Lucky for me my big sister was a tomboy. So lucky for me I could go and take her clothes.

“New trainers were never a thing for me.”

Stormzy added: “We didn’t have anything growing up, to be fair. But what we did have was love.”  

Photo by: zz/KGC-138/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 1/20/20 Stormzy performing in concert on January 20, 2020 at The Rose Theatre Kingston in Kingston upon Thames, London, England, UK.
Photo by: zz/KGC-138/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 1/20/20 Stormzy performing in concert on January 20, 2020 at The Rose Theatre Kingston in Kingston upon Thames, London, England, UK.

Stormzy has spoken out about his life in South London before stardom in the past.

Read more: Stormzy compares himself to Shakespeare

In 2018 he told The Sunday Times he didn’t realise how shocking a stabbing was until he went to the Midlands on a course.

He said: "One day we had our hard hats off. I had a scar on my head and someone goes, ‘What happened?', I said 'Oh, I got stabbed'.

"I will never forget. I was explaining 'I got stabbed here, there, there....' They had faces of horror - and that's when it dawned on me."

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