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Dizzee Rascal Charged With Assault in London

Dizzie Rascal
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Dizzie Rascal during the KISS Haunted House Party 2020 at The Bedford on Oct. 20, 2020 in London.

Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been charged with assault after an incident in London that left a woman with minor injuries.

The Metropolitan Police said late Monday that the 36-year-old, whose real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills, was charged after the incident at a residential address in Streatham, southeast London, on June 8.

The force said officers attended and a woman reported minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment.

The rapper is expected to appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court in south London on Sept. 3. Police did not provide further details.

According to his website, Mills is on the lineup to perform at music festivals in London in August.

Mills is a pioneer of grime, a genre of electronic rap, and became the youngest artist to win Britain’s Mercury Prize with his debut Boy in Da Corner in 2003. The rapper has only one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as featured alongside El Cata on Shakira's "Loca" in 2010, but is one of the most successful rappers of all time in his native U.K., where he's scored five No. 1 hits.

He was honored with a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2020 for his services to music.