Your new single, Hold You Down, is about having a suspicious girlfriend.
‘When you’re in a relationship you have a few ups and downs. Being an artist, some people don’t believe you and think you’re going to cheat on them — but this is me saying, “I’m not going to jeopardise anything we have.” My girlfriend isn’t suspicious, she’s wary, because of the perception of how artists are.’
He’s gone from working in Sainsbury’s to being big in Japan.
‘I did stadiums in Osaka and Tokyo, performing on the same stage as Chance The Rapper, who I’ve looked up to for years. I didn’t know anyone even listened to my music there. At Sainsbury’s I worked on its delivery service. I’d got three million views and was still working there but when someone recognised me — “Oh my gosh, you’re Ramz” — I thought I should leave.’
He’s pragmatic about the Brits tonight.
‘I’m confident but there are big names in that category. I might take it home to Mitcham and show people in Lidl. It’s something to have fun about.’
■ Hold You Down is out now