Dizzee Rascal is one of the UK’s most popular rap artists and appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today to face a charge against him. The 37-year-old musician and rapper denies the allegations
Dizzee Rascal is one of the UK’s most famous names in rap and has today appeared in court following charges against him.
The 37-year-old is best known for his hits Bonkers, Holiday and Bassline Junkie. He has denied the charges against him and pleaded not guilty in an earlier hearing.
The trial was adjourned to September 2021 and he was released on bail.
Chairman Alan Hutchings said at the pre-hearing: “You are released on conditions to appear again on February 18, 2022 at 10am.
“If you don’t return to this courthouse on that date and time, you may be committing a crime for which you could be fined or jailed.”
The bail conditions included that the rapper was not allowed to have direct or indirect contact with the complainant or her mother. Rascal is also not allowed near the street where she lives except through contact through child care attorneys.
The rapper, from Sevenoaks in Kent, arrived in court earlier today.
So why was he on trial and what was his real name?
What is the trial of Dizzee Rascal for?
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Dizzee Rascal is on trial for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Cassandra Jones in the London suburb of Streatham last June.
Met Police said at the time: “Dylan Mills, 36, of Sevenoaks, Kent, has been charged with assault following an incident at a residential address in Streatham on June 8.
“Officers attended and one woman reported minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment.”
Croydon Magistrates Court previously tried the rapper accused of “pushing his head on the complainant’s head and pushing her to the ground”.
Dizzee denies this charge outright.
Cassandra and mother Dawn Kirk will be witnesses in the trial and Rascal’s tour manager and representative are also likely to be called.
Defense attorney Iskander Fernandez said: “[The manager] received a phone call when the alleged conflict took place.
“He received a very detailed account that contradicts what the complainant said.”
What is Dizzee Rascal’s real name?
Dizzee Rascal’s real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills.
The Londoner, raised by a single mother in Bow, rose to prominence in the early 2000s with the 2003 album Boy In Da Corner, featuring the hit single Fix Up, Look Sharp.
It was his mother who bought him his first turntable and since his career began, Mills has performed at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics and won Outstanding British Soloist. at the BRIT Awards 2010.
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