After a three-year hiatus, Britain’s premier grime star Stormzy made waves on social media on Thursday night when his brand new track dropped without warning.
The 29-year-old released new track ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ along with a 10-minute promo video featuring a slew of cameos from famous faces from Louis Theroux to Usain Bolt.
Halfway through the epic story, there’s also a surprise appearance by one Jose Mourinho, who appears next to Stormzy, finger pressed to his lips, while mouthing his famous post-match quote, “I’d rather not talk.”
😅 Nooooo five. The great Jose Mourinho is out!
🎙 Stormzy is back in full force after a long hiatus in the “Mel Made Me Do It” video
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— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) 22 September 2022
After the story was released, the AS Roma coach shared a photo of himself and Stormzy on Instagram with a message thanking the rapper for including him in the project.
“It was so much fun doing this cameo for Stormzy’s new music video. I had a blast,” wrote the 59-year-old Portuguese.
The video also features an appearance by Ian Wright, with the Arsenal legend even earning a name check in a spoken word performance by British screenwriter and actress Michaela Coel.
“Today we’re talking about foundation. Many great black influential giants have touched people soul to soul over many generations,” Coel enumerates. “‘Greatness’ often comes to mind, but football legends like Ian Wright set the tone.”
– Watch the full video for “Mel Made Me Do It”.
While it’s a little surprising to see them both appearing in Stormzy’s latest offering, Mourinho and Wright aren’t the first football stars to appear in other people’s music videos.
During his time as Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte flirted with London’s grime scene when he featured in MC Eyez’s ‘Smoking Fine’ video. The Italian was filmed walking down a city street with shopping bags in hand before posing alongside the young rapper.
The Chelsea link continues with Didier Drogba’s maiden foray into acting. Indeed, the Ivory Coast striker changed his dramatic settings at the end of the video for Julia Channel’s 2012 dance hit ‘Forever in a Day’.
Perhaps the strangest example of this is the infamous former Wimbledon and Leeds United hardman Vinnie Jones making a brief appearance in a medieval-themed video for Westlife’s utterly forgettable 2002 smash ‘Bop Bop Baby’.
Don’t expect to see Mourinho in a Westlife video…