Stormzy says his supply to fund a scholarship scheme for 2 black college students was rejected by the College of Oxford.
The rapper’s scholarship, which was announced in August, was as an alternative taken up by the College of Cambridge.
At an occasion on Wednesday, Stormzy reportedly stated he approached Oxford with the concept first however they did not go for it.
Newsbeat has contacted the college for a remark.
Stormzy was talking at an occasion for his new publishing platform, #Merky Books, on the Barbican Centre in London.
Dan Hancox, who has written a e book concerning the story of grime, was on the occasion.
Stormzy introduced the scholarship on A-level outcomes day at his old fashioned in south London.
“It is so essential for black college students, particularly, to remember that it could possibly 100% be an choice to attend a college of this calibre,” he stated.
The scholarship can pay for tuition charges and supply a upkeep grant for as much as 4 years of an undergraduate course.
Cambridge and Oxford have each been criticised for not admitting many black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) college students.
In 2017, 17.9 per cent of new students who went to Oxford College had been from a BAME background.