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NME Awards: Slowthai apologises to Katherine Ryan after 'shameful actions'

NME Awards: Slowthai apologises to Katherine Ryan after 'shameful actions'

  • 13 February 2020
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Rapper Slowthai has "unreservedly apologised" to comedian Katherine Ryan after making sexual comments towards her at the NME Awards.

The 25-year-old said it started out as a joke but "escalated to a point of shameful actions on my part".

Katherine said Slowthai "didn't make me uncomfortable" but the artist was accused of harassing her.

The rapper also apologised to anyone who "saw a reflection of situations they've been in" in the videos.

The interaction between Slowthai and Katherine, who was co-hosting the awards, came before Slowthai won the hero of the year award - which was voted for by the public.

He's now asked for the award to be forwarded on to Katherine instead, saying: "I am not a hero."

NME said it would "take him up" on the offer.