“Don’t trust boys,” says Stefflon Don – some of them spit their gum out under the table

Dating tips and life lessons from the London rapper

Birmingham-born rapper Stefflon Don has looked and acted like a star before she was one, from her 2016 ‘Real Ting’ mixtape to her debut single featuring French Montana, which glided into the top 10 this month while everyone was looking the other way. “Don’t trust boys,” she says – some of them spit their gum out under the table.

The best piece of advice you’ve been given

Don’t care about what negative people say.

Your favourite word


Your pet-hate

Chewing loudly.

If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…


The worst job you’ve had

I’ve been really lucky; I’ve always been self-employed so I’ve never really had a worst job.

The film you can quote the most of


Your favourite place in the world

My bed because I can sleep.

Your style icon


The one song you wished you’d written

‘Diamonds’ by Rihanna.

The most famous person you’ve met

I met Drake for the first time in London at a Section Boyz show. He was very nice!

The thing you’d rescue from a burning building

My phone.

The worst date you’ve been on

I went on a first date with a guy who spat his chewing gum out under the table we were sitting at.

Your guilty pleasure

Eating ice.

Your first big extravagance

A pair of Louis Vuitton shoes.

The worst present you’ve received

Bad clothes.

The characteristic you most like about yourself

Being honest.

Your hidden talent

I’m a really good cake-decorator.

Your favourite item of clothing

A good crop-top is a must-have.

Your biggest disappointment

I try and live my life without any regrets.

The celebrity that pisses you off the most even though you’ve never met them

No one.

Your biggest fear

I’m not scared of anything.

The best book in the world

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

People’s biggest misconception about yourself

That I’m a hoe.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Halle Berry.

What is success to you?


What talent do you wish you had?

I wish I could sing like Fantasia.

How would you choose to die?

I’d love to die of old age at 129.

What is the most overrated thing in the world?


What, if anything, would you change about your physical appearance?


What’s your biggest turn-off?


What would you tell your 15-year-old self?

Don’t trust ‘boys’.

Your best piece of advice for others

Be a real ting.