LONDON (AP) — British rapper Dizzee Rascal was sentenced Friday to a curfew and a restraining order for assaulting his former fiancée.
A decide at Croydon Magistrates’ Courtroom in south London instructed the musician he should observe a 24-week curfew and put on an digital tag. The decide additionally imposed a 12-month restraining order on the 37-year-old musician, whose full identify is Dylan Kwabena Mills.
The musician was convicted final month of head-butting Cassandra Jones at a house in south London in June. Prosecutors mentioned he pressed his brow in opposition to hers and pushing her to the bottom throughout a “chaotic” argument over cash and custody preparations for his or her two youngsters.
When police, referred to as by neighbors, arrived, Mills mentioned “I’m the aggressor,” however later gave a ready assertion in a police interview, denying the allegations and claiming Jones had assaulted him.
Sentencing Mills on Friday, District decide Polly Gledhill mentioned she needed him to work on how he thinks and behaves, as he “misplaced his mood and used violence.”
She instructed the rapper he had proven “no regret for this matter” and “you proceed to position the blame on Ms. Jones — the sufferer on this case.”
Dizzee Rascal launched his debut album, “Boy in Da Nook,” in 2003 and was among the many first breakout stars from the distinctly British style of hip-hop generally known as grime. His hits embrace “Bonkers” and “Dance Wiv Me.”
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