By Ashley Young-
Uk artist,Wiley,(pictured above) has been accused of using Eddie Sheeran’s name to attract attention to himself after a back and forth twitter feud with fellow Brit Stormzy became an internet hit as both artists swapped insults online.
Young people who debated the feud on facebook have accused Wiley of jumping on Ed Sheeran’s name and using it to highlight himself before also exploiting Stormzy’s involvement in the dispute. Top Uk Artist: Ed Sheeran
One girl caught up in the debate who wanted to remain anonymous told The Eye Of Media:
”Wiley has gone quiet for a long time, so he is just using Ed Sheeran and Stormzy’s name to highlight himself, she said.Wiley would have known Stormzy would get involved and defend Sheeran, but he just needs to concentrate on reviving his name which has gone dead”
Her friend, who also did not want to be named said:
”Artists know what to do when they become desperate for attention. They jump on other people’s name and find a way to divert attention to themselves. Sparking a social media feud is the oldest way in the book to do it
The grime MC artist sparked the row when he launched an attack on Stormzy and his chart-topping new album Heavy Is The Head; criticising his collaboration with Ed Sheeran (and Burna Boy) on their track ‘Own It.’ Wiley ignited the feud when he targeted Stormzy’s latest collaboration with Ed Sheeran, Own It, on Twitter.
The 40-year-old rapper sought to discredit Stormzy’s claim that he stopped Jay Z rapping on a previous song with Ed, before calling Stormzy a ‘pagan’ (aka a bit of a backstabber).
The beef which saw Wiley bring up Strormzy’s name in a thread of tweets linking him to Sheeran, later claimed that Jay-Z only wanted to work with the ‘Vossi Bop’ rapper because Sheeran was involved sparked interest online, particularly amongst young people in London who keep updated with their music icons.Wiley who has 403k followers on Instagram
Stormzy ‘s latest track on his album ‘Wiley Flow’ conveys a past cordial relationship between the pair which has gone sour in full view of the public. Stormzy’s supporters say the popular Uk grime artist had offered a hand of friendship when he tried to withdraw from drama by tweeting back to Wiley, “Lol yes please bro all I’ve done is love and respect you leave me alone you weirdo.” However, Wiley replied, “Hold on calm down mike cos I will bury you today.”
“I was minding my business you weirdo, you say my name everyday you’re mad weird, all I do is show you love and respect, you old mcs are so weird.OK I actually think you do crack coz you dm’d me yesterday saying ‘bro omg let’s build houses in Ghana for our mums’ and now you’re here moving mad,” Stormzy tweeted.
“You are a pr**k coz you dm me all the time like it’s mad love and we’re brothers and then you come on the internet and act weird and the reason that makes you a prick is because you know I won’t ever say anything on the TL because arguing on the net has never been my style,” he added.
Wiley then responded: “You ain’t ready for smoke mike your a star go be a star and mind ya own bizness on this 1.” The dispute has the potential of spiralling out of control , but at the moment remains a public display of animosity with no serious risks observable. “Shut up man no one wants to link you you dinosaur lol,” he said.
He added: “I love you so much but you are so annoying.” Music fans pointed out Wiley’s hypocrisy in mocking Stormzy’s Sheeran collaboration, claiming that Wiley also teamed up with the singer-songwriter for the track “You”, from Sheeran’s 2011 EP No 5 Collaborations Project.
Stormzy is currently on course to score the first number one of the decade with “Own It”, against Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” and Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now”.Stormzy who has 1.9m followers on twitter leads the pack of grime artists in popularity and wealth. He is estimated to be worth £12m