Q&A with Stefflon Don: Behind the scenes at Spotify's Who We Be event

Stefflon Don is one of the most exciting new artists to emerge this year

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Monday 11 December 2017 15:16
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Stefflon Don

This year Spotify held an event at Alexandra Palace in London, 'Who We Be', that saw the first ever UK performance by New York rapper Cardi B.

It was an incredible lineup: Dizze Rascal, Giggs, Bugzy Malone (with a surprise guest appearance from Tom Grennan), J Hus...

Austin Daboh, senior editor at Spotify, explained: "Spotify is very proud of our work in supporting and nurturing new and exciting urban talent. Bringing this amazing lineup of artists together for Who We Be Live has been an opportunity to celebrate the best of rap and grime talent under one roof. Massive thanks to all the incredible performers, and to the 10,000 fans who blew the roof off Ally Pally!"

We managed to catch Stefflon Don - one of the most exciting emerging artists of the year - behind the scenes after her phenomenal performance for a super quick chat.

(Ashley Verse

Q&A with Stefflon Don

What’s been a highlight of 2017?

There have been so many moments - tonight was definitely a moment. Tonight was definitely a moment. Alan Carr - I love him. He’s the only one I’ve never got starstruck for. My wig nearly came off.

How are you going to top that next year?

Do more. Keep bringing out new tracks. For the majority of the time the songs I like, other people seem to like, so that’s good.

Your live performances are incredible - have you always been that confident onstage?

Kind of! I get a lot of energy from the crowd, like today they were really lit. And then I give extra.

Stefflon Don goes on her debut UK headline tour in March 2018 - tickets here

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