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Stormzy says there is no "credible" reason to hate "sweet woman" Meghan Markle

Yahoo! Entertainment UK logo Yahoo! Entertainment UK 14/01/2020 Albertina Lloyd
Getty © Getty Getty Stormzy has called Meghan Markle a “sweet woman” as he spoke out in defence against the public hatred towards her.

The former Suits star has faced a backlash of criticism after she and Prince Harry announced their decision to  "step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family", and the grime star believes there is no “credible” reason for the hatred.

Stormzy told New York radio station Hot 97, he said: "Meghan is a sweet woman, she’s a lovely woman, she does her thing, I ‘aint heard her say nothing crazy and they just hate her."

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The Crown rapper referenced a recent comment by Eammon Holmes on TalkSport radio, in which he said: "I look at her and I think... I don't think I'd like you."

Stormzy said: “I say, ‘Bro she’s black!’ What you talking about you just look at her and think she’s just got this arrogance. She’s just black man.”

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are posing for a picture: January 9th 2020 - Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Duchess Meghan of Sussex intend to step back their duties and responsibilities as senior members of the British Royal Family. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-03/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 2/7/19 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan The Duchess of Sussex at the Endeavour Fund Awards Ceremony held at Drapers' Hall. (London, England, UK) January 9th 2020 - Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Duchess Meghan of Sussex intend to step back their duties and responsibilities as senior members of the British Royal Family. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-03/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 2/7/19 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan The Duchess of Sussex at the Endeavour Fund Awards Ceremony held at Drapers' Hall. (London, England, UK) He added: “If you told someone write a list as to why you hate Meghan Markle, the list is rubbish. There’s nothing credible to it.”

The 26-year-old rapper went on to link the Royal Family to British colonialism. Talking about OBEs (Order of the British Empire) and knighthoods he said, “the British Empire is the darkest s**t ever. That is England going to countries and destroying communities."

Stormzy recently came under fire for saying Britain is “definitely, 100%” racist.

a man wearing a costume: Photo by: zz/KGC-138/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 6/28/19 Stormzy performing in concert on The Pyramid Stage at The Glastonbury Music Festival on Worthy Farm, Pilton, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, UK. © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Photo by: zz/KGC-138/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 6/28/19 Stormzy performing in concert on The Pyramid Stage at The Glastonbury Music Festival on Worthy Farm, Pilton, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, UK.

Asked by Italian newspaper La Repubblica if Britain was still racist he said: “It’s like, ‘Oh no, we’re not racist’. But there’s a lot of racism in the country. The difficult thing with the UK is, as you said, in Italy it’s a clear problem, whereas trying to explain that Britain is a racist country [to a British person] is the most difficult thing ever... It’s a more difficult case to fight.”

The quote was reported to imply the rapper believed 100% of the UK was racist.

Stormzy told BBC Breakfast: "It's the classic media spin. They know what they're doing. They're weaponising what I said. A lot of people thought I was trying to incite division - but that's what [the media] did, really."

Watch: How the British press treats Meghan Markle differently from Kate Middleton (TODAY)

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