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Rapper Dizzee Rascal sentenced for assaulting his ex | Celebrity News

LONDON (AP) — British rapper Dizzee Rascal was sentenced Friday to a curfew and a restraining order for assaulting his former fiancée.

A judge at Croydon Magistrates’ Court in south London told the musician he had to abide by a 24-week curfew and wear an electronic tag. The judge also imposed a 12-month restraining order on the 37-year-old musician, whose full name is Dylan Kwabena Mills.

The musician was convicted last month of headbutting Cassandra Jones at a south London house in June. Prosecutors said he pressed his forehead against hers and pushed her to the ground during a “chaotic” argument over money and custody arrangements for their two children.

When police, called by neighbors, arrived, Mills said ‘I’m the attacker’, but then gave a prepared statement in a police interview, denying the allegations and saying Jones assaulted him. .

In sentencing Mills on Friday, District Judge Polly Gledhill said she wanted him to work on his way of thinking and behaving because he was “losing his temper and resorting to violence.”

She told the rapper he showed ‘no remorse for this case’ and ‘you keep blaming Ms. Jones – the victim in this case’.

Dizzee Rascal released his debut album, ‘Boy in Da Corner’, in 2003 and was among the early stars of the quintessentially British genre of hip-hop known as grime. His hits include “Bonkers” and “Dance Wiv Me”.

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