AJ Tracey is a well-known Tottenham fan and helped launch their new kit on Instagram but where is he from and where did his link with Spurs originate?
Premier League football clubs are famed for having big-name celebrities as fans whether its Will Ferrell at Chelsea, Sylvester Stallone for Everton or the late Michael Jackson at Fulham.
However, few of these big-name fans have such close relationship with a club that they’ll be asked to help launch the kit for a new season.
That’s exactly what has happened for grime artist AJ Tracey who recently teased Tottenham Hotspur’s new home shirt before its official launch on July 30th.
Unsurprisingly, the kit launch has got a number of fans talking, specifically about where in London AJ Tracey is from and how he became a Spurs supporter.
AJ Tracey reveals new Spurs kit
AJ Tracey revealed the first look at Tottenham Hotspur’s new kit for the upcoming 2020/21 season on July 29th, 12 hours before Spurs officially launched the new strip themselves.
The 26-year-old rapper posted the teaser image of the new kit on Instagram, with the artist also hinting at new music coming soon as well.
This is actually the second time that AJ Tracey has helped to launch a new kit for Spurs as he was involved in the release of the 2017/18 kit as well.
Where is AJ Tracey from?
- AJ Tracey was born in Brixton in South London and grew up in Ladbroke Grove, Kensington in West London.
AJ Tracey, who is of Trinidadian and Welsh descent, has never shied away from his origins, even incorporating his Ladbroke Grove upbringing into his music.
Tracey’s song, Ladbroke Grove, is his most popular work to date, with the track currently sitting at over 113 million listens on Spotify at the time of writing.
How did AJ Tracey start supporting Tottenham?
AJ Tracey’s love for Tottenham Hotspur comes courtesy of his father.
Speaking to Spurs’ website during the 2017/18 season, Tracey explained: “My dad used to live in Broadwater Farm,” a housing estate just around the corner from White Hart Lane and the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“He supported Tottenham and the day I was born, he put me in a Spurs kit,” he recalled.
Ever since, AJ Tracey has been a die-hard fan of the club.
Tottenham’s new kit meanwhile, is available to buy now after its official launch on July 30th.