Rapper Dizzee Rascal charged with assault in London

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FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, Dizzee Rascal poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2020 in London. The Metropolitan Police said late Monday Aug. 2, 2021, rapper Dizzee Rascal was charged with assault after an incident in London that left a woman with minor injuries. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — 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.

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

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