Dizzee Rascal, real name Dylan Kwabena Mills, was arrested on suspicion of common assault in June
Rapper Dizzee Rascal has denied attacking a woman at a south London home earlier this year.
The 36-year-old star, real name Dylan Kwabena Mills, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court today following an alleged incident at a home in Streatham on 8 June.
He has been charged with assaulting a woman but at the court appearance today pleaded not guilty.
Dizzee arrived at court this morning in a dark suit and using a red mobile phone.
Chair of Magistrates Alan Hutchings adjourned the matter for trial to take place in February next year.
He said: “You are granted bail with conditions to next appear on February 18, 2022, at 10 am.
“If you do not come back to this court on that date and time you may be committing an offence where you could be fined or sent to prison.”
Mills’ bail conditions include that he must not contact the complainant or her mother, directly or indirectly, nor go to the road where she lives, other than for purposes of contact through solicitors in consideration of childcare.
Met Police previously confirmed in a statement to The Mirror that the star had been charged with the alleged offence.
They said at the time: “Dylan Mills, 36, of Sevenoaks, Kent, has been charged with assault after an incident at a residential address in Streatham on 8 June.
“Officers attended and a woman reported minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment.”
Dizzee was awarded an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours last year for his services to music.
His first album was released to critical acclaim in August 2003, with hit Fix Up, Look Sharp becoming his first UK Top 20 single.
He went on to win an NME Award for Innovation in 2004, during which time his second Album, Showtime, was released and he went on to be a part of Band Aid 20 single Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Dizzee’s third album, Maths + English, was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Prize, but he ended up losing out to the Klaxons’ Myths of the Near Future.
In October 2020, Dizzee released his seventh album, E3 AF, which peaked at number 13 on the UK albums chart.
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