The song returned to the singles chart following Stormzy's appearance at boxer Anthony Joshua's British heavyweight title fight against Dillian Whyte on December 12, 2015 where he performed "Shut Up" live
with adapted lyrics as Joshua entered the ring.
Stormzy recalled to Lad Bible
: "It was the most electrifying thing I've ever done in my entire life. He [Anthony Joshua] showed my music some love on Twitter and he was my favorite boxer so I was gassed. But we first met in person at the FIFA 16
launch and he's a proper, proper cool brother so we exchanged numbers. He hit me up saying he had an idea, but he was so humble about it. He said maybe you could walk me out at the fight. I was like 'bruv, you don't even need to ask me that'. It was sick."