(AllHipHop News) British rapper Stormzy is using the profits from sales of his U.K. number one album Gang Signs & Prayer to fly his mom around the world.
The grime superstar, real name Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr., won three MOBO Awards at a ceremony in Leeds, England on Wednesday, but his mother Abigail wasn’t there to see her son triumph.
Speaking to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper, Stormzy revealed the reason she was elsewhere – as he’s been using the money he’s earning from his music to pay for her to travel the world.
“She’s in Ghana man, just living off my album,” he explained. “My mom is jet-setting around the world right now – she loves it, she deserves it.”
Stormzy is close to Abigail, who was born in Ghana and raised him as a single mother in south London.
She has appeared in his music videos and attended a talk he gave to students at England’s prestigious Oxford University last year.
Gang Signs & Prayer won the best album prize at the MOBOs, an honor Stormzy was delighted with.
“Best Album…that’s the one I’m proud of the most because I put my life into my album,” he said.
The 24-year-old rapper also won the won best male, and best grime act at the MOBOs held to celebrate achievements in black and urban music.