After a three-year hiatus, Britain’s Premier Grime star Stormzy made waves on social media on Thursday night when his brand new track was released without warning.
The 29-year-old released the new song “Mel Made Me Do It” along with a 10-minute promo video that features a variety of cameo appearances from various famous faces from Louis Theroux to Usain Bolt.
Halfway through the epic track there’s also a surprise appearance from a certain Jose Mourinho, who appears alongside Stormzy, finger pressed to his lips during audio samples of his famous “I prefer not to speak” quote be played in the game.
😅 Nooooo way. Great Jose Mourinho on average!
🎙 Stormzy is back in action after a long hiatus in the Mel Made Me Do It video
— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) September 22, 2022
After releasing the song, the AS Roma manager shared a photo of himself and Stormzy on Instagram with a message thanking the rapper for including him in the project.
“It was great fun doing this cameo for Stormzy’s new music video, which is out today. I had a great time,” wrote the 59-year-old Portuguese.
The video also features an appearance from Ian Wright, with the Arsenal legend even getting a name check during a spoken word segment from British screenwriter and actress Michaela Coel.
“Today we are talking about founding. Many great black giants of influence have touched people soul to soul over many generations,” Coel recites. “One often thinks of ‘great’, but football legends like Ian Wright put greatness in sight.”
– Watch the full Mel Made Me Do It video
While it’s somewhat surprising that they both appear in Stormzy’s latest offering, Mourinho and Wright aren’t the first soccer stars to appear in other people’s music videos.
As Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte had a flirtation with the London grime scene when he appeared in the video for MC Eyez’s ‘Smoking Fine’. The Italian was filmed walking down a city street with shopping bags in hand before posing next to the young rapper.
The Chelsea connection continues with Didier Drogba’s first foray into acting. In fact, the Ivory Coast forward showed off his dramatic skills when he appeared at the very end of the video for Julia Channel’s 2012 dance hit ‘Forever in a Day’.
Perhaps the strangest example of all is the infamous ex-Wimbledon and Leeds United hardman Vinnie Jones, who makes a brief appearance in the medieval video for Westlife’s utterly unforgettable 2002 song “Bop Bop Baby”.
Don’t expect Mourinho to appear in a Westlife video…
https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-the-toe-poke/story/4752466/jose-mourinho-joins-stormzy-and-a-host-of-stars-in-mel-made-me-do-it-video Jose Mourinho joins Stormzy in ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ video