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03/05/2018 11:57 BST | Updated 10/08/2018 08:42 BST

Stormzy Speaks Out After Maya Jama Race Controversy, Agreeing Her Comments Were 'An Insult'

He still has his girlfriend's back, though.

Stormzy has broken his silence on his girlfriend Maya Jama’s recent race controversy, revealing he considered it to be “an insult”. 

The Radio 1 presenter was forced to apologise last month when it was uncovered she had made comments about “dark skinned girls” on her Twitter page six years earlier.

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Maya Jama and Stormzy

A post on her account read: “Dark skin bitches shaving their head expecting to look like Amber Rose, when really they end up looking like Micheal Jordan.” Looooooooool.”

Up until now, Stormzy had not spoken out on the matter, and one fan on Instagram accused him of “deflecting” from the issue with his most recent post on Instagram. 

User kfcismyhomie, wrote: “Stop deflecting. It someone that’s supposedly any bullying and all about mental health awareness I’d expect better. You should consider Maya’s comments an insult to yourself AND to women who resemble you such as your own family. Disappointing [sic].”

Stormzy then replied to the comment, writing: “They were an insult, and she’s apologised.”

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Maya previously apologised for her unearthed tweets

Maya previously offered her “genuine and sincerest apologies” on the matter, claiming she had been quoting someone else.  

She said in a statement: “A tweet has been brought up from 2012 where I quoted an insensitive joke I saw a comedian say on my timeline.

“It was a stupid joke that I shouldn’t have made light of – especially because it’s offensive to a group of women who I know constantly deal with disrespect. 

“My genuine and sincerest apologies go out, not just to dark skinned women but to ALL women. I know this was completely wrong whether it’s a joke or not, it’s not ok.”

Maya has become a household name in recent months, after bagging her own show on Radio 1. 

It was recently announced she has been added to the station’s Friday line-up in a big shake-up of their schedule