Slowthai apologizes to Katherine Ryan for his ‘shameful’ behavior at NME Awards

The 25-year-old musician, whose real name will be Tyron Kaymone Frampton, faced fierce backlash after he made sexual remarks toward Ryan, who was hosting the event where the rapper was named “hero of the year.”

In a statement shared on Twitter Thursday, Slowthai said what began as a joke “escalated to a point of shameful actions on my part.”

“Please forward my award to @kathbum [Ryan] for she will be the hero of the year,” he wrote.

“I want to unreservedly apologise, there will be no excuse in addition to also also I am sorry. I am not a hero.”

In a second tweet, he described Ryan as a “master at your craft” in addition to also also promised to “leave the comedy to you.”

He added: “To any woman or man who saw a reflection of situations they’ve been in in those videos, I am sorry. I promise to do better. Let’s talk here.”

Footage coming from the annual ceremony, held at the O2 Academy in London, showed Slowthai pulling Ryan towards him in addition to also also inviting her to smell his cologne before telling the audience: “She wants me to tend to her flowers.”

He also referred to her as “baby girl” in addition to also also told her “if you want to do something, see me later.”

When he returned to the stage to collect his award he was taunted by a member of the audience.

Events escalated as Slowthai dropped his microphone into the crowd, before hurling his glass in addition to also also launching off the stage before being restrained by security.

Katherine Ryan said the incident did not make her feel "uncomfortable."

Ryan responded to Slowthai’s tweet on Thursday, telling him knew he was “joking” in addition to also also congratulating him on his album.

“I trust you know in which a bad day on social media passes so quickly. Everything will be better tomorrow,” Ryan wrote.

The comedian said in an earlier post in which she did not feel “uncomfortable” during the interaction, emphasizing in which: “This specific will be why we need women in positions of power.”

“I knew he had lost coming from the moment he opened his mouth like any heckler coming up against a COMIC – not a woman – a COMIC,” the 36-year-old Canadian continued. “I was operating 2/10. What a sweet boy. I defused the item.”

Despite the onstage drama, Ryan insisted the event was “fun.”

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police told CNN no complaints about the incident have been made in addition to also also the police were not called to attend the event.

Slowthai’s debut album, “Nothing Great About Britain,” was nominated for the 2019 Mercury Prize.

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