Tinie Tempah's taxidermy inspiration

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 March 2017
Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah has revealed that his stuffed animal collection gets his creative juices flowing

Tinie Tempah's new album 'Youth' was inspired by taxidermy.

The 28-year-old musician lives in an East London home that belonged to the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen who died in 2010 and has revealed his collection of stuffed animals have helped with his creativity for his forthcoming record 'Youth'.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "The giraffe was already there, but I bought a zebra, which is my favourite animal, so that the giraffe could have a friend in the house.

"I'm not going to lie because I get some weird vibes in there, but it's positive and I think it's added and contributed to my creativity."

The 'Pass Out' hitmaker previously said he always used to look out over Greenwich and tell himself his career would flourish and he would own all of the South East London area.

Speaking about his motivation, he said: "I'd look at it, and say to myself 'One day, I'll have all of this.'

"It sounds weird, but I felt this certainty."

However, Tinie would never want to be involved in a scandal to help boost his fame, and would rather take his time building a successful career.

He added: "There's a level of scandal that makes you more famous.

"Those are the people who are talked about, who break the internet. Bur form I guess it's a tortoise and hare race."

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