AceShowbiz - British rapper Slowthai has offered to give his Hero of the Year prize to NME Awards host Katherine Ryan to apologise for his sexist behaviour towards her.
The 25-year-old musician turned from hero to zero at the ceremony in London on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 after shocking fans by crudely propositioning Ryan, before he was thrown out of the bash after throwing a drink at a fan from the stage and launching himself at the man.
Apologising on Twitter on Thursday, Slowthai, real name Tyron Frampton, wrote, "@nme please forward my award to @kathbum (Ryan's Twitter handle) for she is the hero of the year. what started as a joke between us escalated to a point of shameful actions on my part. i want to unreservedly apologise, there is no excuse and I am sorry. i am not a hero."
He continued, "katherine (sic), you are a master at your craft and next time i'll take my seat and leave the comedy to you. 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 posted on social media showed him telling the audience that Ryan "wants me to tend to her flowers" and getting up close to her and propositioning the funnywoman.
Ryan later played down the incident on Twitter, responding to his apology by claiming she knew he was joking.
"I knew you were joking and congratulations on your very award-worthy album! I hope you know that a bad day on social media passes so quickly," she tweeted in reply. "Everything will be better tomorrow. Xx"
Officials from London's Metropolitan Police tell WENN they have no plans to investigate the ugly scenes as no complaint was made against the rapper despite social media users' calls for action.
"No complaints/ allegations have been made to police," a spokesperson for the force says. "Doesn't appear our officers attended, must have been dealt with by the in-house security."