Organisers of Record Store Day 2020 have announced their immediate withdrawl of Slowthai as their UK Ambassador 2020.
In a statement released today they said of his inappropriate conduct at the NME Awards 2020;
“You will have seen this morning’s reports of slowthai’s appearance at the NME Awards last night. The resulting reaction on social media speaks for itself.
The individual record shops who organise Record Store Day have spoken this morning and have unanimously agreed that slowthai’s behaviour and statements do not reflect their values or those of Record Store Day.
On that basis we have withdrawn our invitation for slowthai to be this year’s Record Store Day ambassador and he will not be appearing at our 5th March event.”
Slowthai has today tweeted an apology for his behavior, stating: “what started as a joke between us escalated to a point of shameful actions on my part. i want to unreservedly apologise, there is no excuse and I am sorry. i am not a hero.”
With the damage already done, we’ve yet to see what further fall-out will become of his actions.