Dappy gets suspended sentence for causing brawl
English singer Dappy, of the British hip-hop group N-Dubz, has been given a six-month suspended sentence for a brawl which he recently created at a petrol station. The rapper could not control his emotions and shouted ‘yes’ in response to the suspended sentence that was read out to him.
Dappy was found guilty of assault and affray at a hearing that was held earlier. The singer was ordered to pay £4,500 in compensation and £2,000 in costs and faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison if he breaks the law again.
Dappy has been charged under his real name Costadinos Contostavlos and was out celebrating the release of his new single on February 27, 2012. The singer spent the night at the VIP area of the Casino nightclub in Guildford. According to reports, the singer was also drinking Sambuca shots and Jack Daniels. Dappy and the people with him then stopped at a Shell station in Woodbridge Road, Guildford at 3:30 am on February 28, 2012 and this was where the violence began.
Prosecutor Brian Stork said that Dappy approached two 19-year-old girls who were sitting outside the station shop and tried to persuade them to get into the car with him. The girls refused and called him ‘boring’, after which the singer took offense and proceeded to call them names. This led to an altercation, where people were injured.