Rapper Dizzee Rascal Charged With Assault In London
Rapper Dizzee Rascal, the pioneer of the genre of grime, has been charged with assault after a domestic argument in London left a woman injured.
Dizzee Rascal, whose real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills, was charged on August 2 after the incident took place at a residential address in Streatham, southeast London, on June 8 where he was arrested according to officials.
The unnamed woman did not need any medical attention and reported minor injuries according to police.
London’s Metropolitan Police issued a statement about the rapper’s arrest: “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.”
The artist and owner of the record label Dirtee Stank became the youngest artist at 18-years-old to win Britain’s Mercury Prize for his debut album Boy in Da Corner in 2003. He had immense success in his native country of the UK topping the Billboard charts with five No.1 hits. In 2020, he released his seventh album E3 EF, which peaked at 13 on the U.K. albums. In the same year, Mills was appointed to MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his contribution to music.
Mills is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on September 3, and is currently out on bail.