Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Used to Be a Fighter but Now That's Not Me. I Just Want to Do Good, Says Skepta

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Used to Be a Fighter but Now That's Not Me. I Just Want to Do Good, Says Skepta

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Byline: News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster

grime star Skepta has admitted he was a "really aggressive fighter" " growing up -- but has now learned to make a difference in a non-confrontational way.

The 34-year-old from Tottenham insisted he was dedicated to doing good "until I die", telling the Standard: "I feel like I was a really " aggressive fighter but I've grown into a person who realises you don't have to turn to violence or aggression. I can just walk into a room and dance.

"Every stage of my life I've wanted to do good for Earth. When I saw bullies I'd step in and say, 'Stop doing that to them'. Then when I got to 16 it was music -- I would get on the stage and say, 'Stop the f***ery'. I will be " stopping the f***ery until I die."

He added: "There's always that 20 minutes before you go to sleep in bed where you review your day and think, 'I wish I could have done that, or spoken to that person' That 20 minutes is getting easier and easier for me the more good I do. …

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