Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay today (Oct. 8) denied charges of common assault and criminal damage following an alleged fight with a photographer. The 31-year-old artist is accused of smashing camera

Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay today (Oct. 8) denied charges of common assault and criminal damage following an alleged fight with a photographer. The 31-year-old artist is accused of smashing camera equipment valued at $379 belonging to Dennis Gill, then assaulting the photographer. The confrontation happened April 14 outside the Attica nightclub in London.

Kay, who wore a dark blue suit and a black hat during his brief appearance in London's Bow Street Magistrates Court, spoke only to confirm his name and to plead not guilty to the charges. He made no comment after leaving court.

The case was adjourned until a hearing on Oct. 22, which the singer is not required to attend.

Jamiroquai's latest album, "A Funk Odyssey," is in its fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart, while first single "Little L" is No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music: Club Play chart.


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