Tinie Tempah Is Your New British Heartthrob


1. This fine specimen of a man is named Tinie Tempah.

2. He’s a 25-year-old rapper from London.

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3. I’m sure his music is great. Haven’t heard it. Too busy stalking him on Instagram.


4. Tinie is fly.

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5. Pharrell knows it.

6. My future ex-husband, Tom Hardy, knows it.

7. Rihanna’s horcrux knows it.

8. Look at Angelina Jolie in this picture. She knows it.

9. “Don’t tell Brad I said this but you’re really fly, Tinie.”

10. Very few men can stand next to Idris Elba and still look attractive. Tinie is one of those men.

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11. David Gandy, one of the most successful male models in the world, is all like “Tinie, hold me so I can get some of your fly-ness by osmosis.”

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12. Just before this photo was taken, Harry Styles wrote a song about Tinie’s bowtie.

13. Tinie Tempah is basically a prince.

14. Prince Charles knows it.

15. Prince William knows it.

16. At the BAFTA Awards, Prince William gave Tinie a high-five because duh.


17. The dude’s swagger is unreal. He looks fine even while standing in traffic.

18. Or while re-enacting the “Wrecking Ball” video.

19. Or out in the wild.

20. Or with tiny humans.

21. Or at turn up functions.

22. *NSFW daydream about Tinie Tempah*

23. And, not to be gauche, but he even looks good wet.

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24. I’m not saying, BUT I’M SAYING.

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Saeed Jones is executive editor, culture for BuzzFeed and the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, and is based in New York.
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