The Mercury winner also details plans for his prize money.

Skepta has revealed that he is making a grime film about Boy Better Know and said that he is open to potentially collaborating with Adele, in a new interview with the Evening Standard.

The mooted film would adapt the story of Skepta’s long-running grime crew BBK, “but not in a completely autobiographical way,” he told the newspaper.

The Tottenham MC also gave an insight into his friendship with fellow Londoner Adele, hinting that a collaboration isn’t off the cards. “I don’t really know,” he said when asked of the possibility of working together. “With Drake and Adele, I’m happy firstly that they respect me as an artist and a man.” He added: “Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going. She’s one of the people I know that, from her example alone, you can move in a certain way where you’re not inviting fame.”

After recently collaborating with Levi’s on a community music programme in Tottenham, he told the Standard that he plans to spend his untouched £25,000 Mercury Prize winnings on similar community-focused projects.

He also discussed the Black Lives Matter movement from a UK perspective, saying that though he has previously attended protests, he isn’t sure if he’d go to another one: “I don’t want to kill no one, I don’t want to hurt anyone, I don’t want to bomb anywhere and I don’t think my friends want to do that either.”

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