Police officers broke down Stormzy's door after receiving a mistaken report that he was breaking into the home, The Guardian reports. The grime artist posted a picture of the damage to Twitter early Tuesday morning, writing, "Woke up to Feds destroying my front door coz apparently I'm a burglar who burgles his own home. @metpoliceuk need your bank details still.
Scotland Yard told The Guardian that they had been responding to a burglary report and believed the apartment to be empty. After forcing entry into the apartment, they realized it was legally occupied. "Officers attended and forced entry to the property, and found there to be two lawful occupants inside. Officers remained at the property until it was made secure," police said in a statement.
Stormzy has been outspoken about issues of police violence and racism in the past. In July, following the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the MC posted a note to Instagram. “Don’t be the stupid idiot who thinks because we live in the UK that black people don’t experience racism from the police," he wrote. "That could easily be me or my little brother or my sisters.”
Stormzy is currently readying the release of his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer, which will arrive on February 24 via #Merky Records.
Woke up to Feds destroying my front door coz apparently I'm a burglar who burgles his own home. @metpoliceuk need your bank details still pic.twitter.com/fGH1fsePHv— 24/02 (@Stormzy1) February 14, 2017