Rapper Dizzee Rascal has denied assaulting a girl at a house in south London this summer time.
The 36-year-old grime artist, actual identify Dylan Kwabena Mills, pleaded not responsible at Croydon Magistrates’ Court docket to assault by beating at an deal with in Streatham on 8 June.
He arrived on the courtroom carrying a black swimsuit.
The Metropolitan Police beforehand mentioned the alleged sufferer, Cassandra Jones, reported minor accidents following the alleged incident.
Mills’s lawyer, Iskander Fernandez, mentioned the rapper “denies pushing his head into the complainant’s head and denies pushing her to the ground”.
The rapper’s supervisor “obtained a telephone name when the altercation happened” and can give proof on the trial, as nicely his ex-girlfriend’s mom, Daybreak Kirk.
Mills was granted bail forward of his trial on 18 February subsequent 12 months, however he’s not allowed to contact the witnesses earlier than proceedings begin at Croydon Magistrates’ Court docket.
Mills is considered one of many pioneers of grime music, together with his breakthrough debut album Boy In Da Nook launched when he was 18 in 2003.
His chart-topping singles embrace Bonkers, Vacation and Dance Wiv Me.
Mills was awarded an MBE for providers to music in 2020.