First Grime MC MBE: The Godfather Of Grime Wiley Attends Buckingham Palace To Receive His MBE Honour
The Queens Honours List was released to the public on the December, 29, 2017 which revealed that grime pioneer, Richard Kylea Cowie, or Wiley Kat, and now simply Wiley, had been recognised for his contributions to music and the community and was to be awarded with an MBE.
Today March 2, on one of the coldest days in recent times with the UK being hit with a few days of snow, Wiley aka Eskiboy attended the Investiture at Buckingham palace to receive his honour.
He was presented with his award by Prince William, who he greeted in the with a bow, before the future king of England proceeded to attach his medal of honour to his jacket lapel. Following being presented with his honour Wiley proudly posed outside for the press. One of the press photographers asked Wiley to “Smile”, to which he boldy responded: “It’s Too Cold”
I’ve never known such a person who speaks exactly what he’s thinking out loud anywhere lol @WileyUpdates #MBE 💯👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/ghCcst2Ny9
— Mega SoSolid #S9 (@OFFICIALSOSOLID) March 2, 2018
This historic moment which marked Wiley becoming the first Grime MC to receive a MBE, was deemed newsworthy enough to be featured on ITV News. (see Below)
Wiley has recently come back from doing a mini tour in New Zealand and will embark on his sold out ‘Godfather II’ UK tour ahead of the release of the Godfather sequel which has been rescheduled for March 30.
Wiley’s Godfather II is available for pre-order now: http://bit.ly/WileyGodfatherII