MNEK replaced by Simon Cowell-signed artist Labrinth on Stormzy’s X Factor performance

MNEK has revealed that he wasn’t aware Labrinth would be replacing his vocals on Stormzy’s X Factor performance, which aired last night (29 October).

The singer said on Twitter, “guys what do you do when youve come back from a date to find out that Labrinth was singing your song on X Factor instead of you? cos rn idk”.

Appearing to vent his frustration, a subsequent tweet from the artist stated, “shit’s foul”.

Stormzy has previously appeared as a guest judge on the competition, having joined Nicole Scherzinger at the ‘judge’s houses’ episode. Last night, he performed the gospel track Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2 as the show’s special musical guest. On his acclaimed debut Gang Signs & Prayer, MNEK lent his vocals to the track.

Labrinth is currently signed to Simon Cowell’s label Syco.

Read MNEK’s tweets below.

Update: Stormzy has publicly apologised to MNEK, saying, “I would feel exactly the same so my apologies brother”. In a series of tweets, he explains that he wanted to present the single in different ways and had asked his management to relay the message to the Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2 singer.

Read his tweets below.