Slowthai has been axed from a high-profile job as an ambassador for Record Store Day after his "shameful" antics at the NME Awards this week.

The British rapper, 25, has been dropped from the campaign after his questionable behaviour raised eyebrows at the awards ceremony on Wednesday night.

Slowthai – real name Tyron Frampton – was accused of leering at comedian Katherine Ryan and making her feel "uncomfortable" with a string of lewd comments.

He also jumped into the crowd and lunged towards one fan who called him a "misogynist" just moments after he was awarded Hero Of The Year at the star-studded event.

As a result of the rapper's raucous behaviour, Record Store Day bosses have announced he will no longer be at the event as his invitation has been withdrawn.



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They told the Metro: "The individual record shops who organise Record Store Day have spoken this morning and have unanimously agreed that Slowthai's behaviour and statements do not reflect their values or those of Record Store Day.

"On that basis we have withdrawn our invitation for Slowthai to be this year's Record Store Day ambassador and he will not be appearing at our 5 March event."

Since the accusations, he is reportedly laying low at his mum's house in Northampton.



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At the ceremony on Wednesday, Slowthai asked Katherine to smell his cologne, called her "baby girl" and put his arm around her waist in front of the audience.

He later issued a public apology to the comedian.

Slowthai tweeted: "Please forward my award to @kathbum 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.

"Katherine, 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."

Comedian Katherine replied to him, writing: "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.

"Everything will be better tomorrow. Xx"

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