NEWS:N-Dubz star Dappy 'sorry'
Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:47 PM
Chloe Moody texted The Chris Moyles Show while the band were being interviewed, calling them "losers" and labelling Dappy "repulsive".
But she was shocked to receive a message the following day from rapper Dappy saying: "Your [sic] gonna die".
The BBC said Dappy took down Ms Moody's number without producers' knowledge.
As a result of the incident, N-Dubz have been dropped as ambassadors of anti-bullying charity Beatbullying.
Ms Moody, from Boston, Lincolnshire, texted Radio 1 while in the car with her mother.
I called her in the heat of the moment when I was angry, but that is no excuse for my behaviour
She said she was "shocked" to receive the text messages and phone calls from the rapper the following day.
"I missed two calls from a number I didn't recognise, so I texted back asking who it was, and I got a text saying 'your gonna die'."
The message went on to say: "U sent a very bad msg towards Ndubz on The Chris Moyels [sic] Show yesterday Morning and for that reason u will never be left alone!!! If u say sorry I will leave you alone."
Ms Moody added: "I was racking my brains trying to work out who it was, as I didn't tell anyone I had texted the radio show.
"I didn't think it would be him because I seriously didn't think he'd be bothered."
When Ms Moody did eventually answer his call she said she faced further insults.
"He was just ranting, saying 'why are you saying this about me?'. If I had had a number one single and got a message from a nobody to a radio station I would not be too concerned. It obviously hit a nerve."
Despite making an apology through his management, who also offered her free N-Dubz concert tickets, Ms Moody said Dappy was yet to text her personally to say sorry.
Mobo-winners N-Dubz - Dappy and his bandmates Tulisa and Fazer - hit the top 10 with their second album, Against All Odds, last month.
They also featured on Tinchy Stryder's chart-topping dance track Number 1 last year.
In a statement, Dappy - real name Dino Contostavlos - said: "I called her in the heat of the moment when I was angry, but that is no excuse for my behaviour.
"I'm genuinely sorry. I'd also like to send my sincerest apologies to Radio 1."
A BBC spokeswoman said: "He must have taken the number down from the production team's text console in the studio.
"We were unaware of this, but will take steps to ensure it doesn't happen again."
Last November, Dappy joined Schools Secretary Ed Balls to launch a Government campaign against "cyber-bullying" over mobile phones and the internet.
At the time, Mr Balls welcomed the release of an N-Dubz track called "RU Cyber Safe" as part of anti-bullying week and hailed the group as "great ambassadors" in the fight against bullies.
On Friday, shadow schools minister Nick Gibb called on Mr Balls to distance himself from the band, calling Dappy's behavior "completely unacceptable".
Mr Balls responded: "This text message was completely unacceptable and it is right that he has not only apologised, but accepted there was no excuse for his behaviour.
"I know that many artists work with Beatbullying because they genuinely want to use their influence with young people to campaign against bullying.
"But that starts with ensuring their own behavior sets the right example."
A spokeswoman for the anti-bullying charity said today: "Beatbullying in no way condones this behaviour and we stress that sending any threatening messages of any kind is completely unacceptable."
"Dappy's behaviour is not becoming of an ambassador to young people. We have no further plans to work with the band."
Never heard of him! Looked him up on Youtube, I not like your music either. (If that is music)
Back to the point, threaten someone with death is an offence, I am guessing the Police will arrest you, or should.
P.S. Please do not kill me
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:33 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:49 PM
He is famous and said sorry. Thats fine for famous people. Only non famous need laws
Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:16 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:04 PM
To be fare to her that works for the usual criminal as well. one of our local prolific car thieves has a tag, but the courts altered his bail cons so he could go out late for his birthday, and for new years.
i didnt get new years, i got to work, to try and put people like him in prison. Ho hum, never mind.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:16 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:54 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:09 PM
To be honest, if this is the behaviour he exhibits he needs to grow up. Calling someone a loser on a phone in is not exactly an offence, espeacially now that 'insulting' has been taken out of public order.
However taking someones private contact details and sending them death threats is actually not ok and is far more than just being a bit mean.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:16 PM
N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been given a six-month suspended sentence for a brawl he sparked at a petrol station.
The singer broke down in tears and shouted "yes" at Guildford Crown Court as the sentence was delivered, after he was found guilty of assault and affray at an earlier hearing.
He was also ordered to pay £4,500 in compensation and £2,000 in costs.
The 25-year-old had faced a maximum sentence of three years in prison.
The trial was told that Dappy, charged under his real name of Costadinos Contostavlos, was out celebrating the release of his new single on February 27 last year.
After spending the night in the VIP area of the Casino nightclub in Guildford drinking sambuca shots and Jack Daniels, the group headed back in three cars to the recording studios in Godalming, where Dappy was recording his debut solo album.
The group stopped at the Shell garage in Woodbridge Road, Guildford, at about 3.30am on February 28 where the violence erupted.
Brian Stork, prosecuting, said Dappy approached two 19-year-olds, Grace Cochran and Serena Burton, sitting on the pavement outside the station shop and tried to persuade them to get into the car with him.
When they refused these advances and began to ridicule him by calling him "boring", Dappy became angry and called them "sluts".
He told the court: "They had shown me disrespect, a lot."
Dappy denied swearing and spitting at them and was found not guilty of two charges of common assault in relation to the spitting.
Mr Stork said a man called David Jenkins, who had been talking to the two women, stepped in to protect them but was spat at by Dappy.
This spitting, which hit Mr Jenkins, made up the charge of assault by beating which Dappy was convicted of.
Mr Jenkins put Dappy in a headlock, leading to several other people joining in the fight, including co-defendants Kieran Vassell and Alfred Miller.
Mr Jenkins suffered several broken teeth in the fight while another man, Oliver Billson, suffered a swollen eye and Christopher Gibson's nose was broken.
Dappy denied attempting to pick up the two women and told the court that he only spoke to them to promote his single.
He denied spitting at them and at Mr Jenkins and said his following actions were simply as self-defence to get out of the headlock.
Vassell denied affray and said he acted only to protect Dappy.
The defence said that Miss Cochran and Miss Burton were "unreliable witnesses" as they had sent Twitter and BlackBerry messages saying they intended to sell their stories to the national newspapers.
The court was told that Dappy had previous convictions for assault and possessing a bladed weapon.
In November 2005, he was sentenced to a community order for possessing a bladed weapon in a public place.
In September 2007, he was given 40 hours of community service for battery when he pushed a taxi driver following an argument in Camden, north London.
And in December 2008, he was given a four-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation for two battery offences which related to him spitting at two women.
Paul Greaney, defending Dappy, said a prison term would bring an end to his career as a singer.
He said: "It is inevitable now that he will not be able to visit or work in America.
"Furthermore, as a result of the convictions, certain important radio stations will not play his records.
"His earning capacity now is extremely limited and those responsible for his management believe a period of custody will bring his career to an end."
He added: "People depend on Mr Contostavlos, I mention not only his family, his mother and brother and his partner and children but a number of people who work for him.
"He is terrified, in particular, not of what will happen to him but that he will not be able to provide financially for his family and others. That is a genuine concern he has expressed to me."
He continued: "These proceedings have had a quite massive impact on Mr Contostavlos and the court would be entitled to conclude that he has learnt a very important lesson indeed and he has shown real insight into the impact on his victims of his behaviour that night."
Mr Greaney added that Dappy had shown this by intervening on Twitter when the two female witnesses received "extremely unpleasant" messages from some of the rapper's supporters.
He said: "This defendant, on that conduct being apparent to him, went on his own Twitter account to post a message to make it clear that he deplored this behaviour and that no fan or associate of his should indulge in that conduct and that did have a real effect and did help bring it to an end."
Maybe not as hard as he sounds!
If your hard you do NOT "The singer broke down in tears and shouted "yes"" You must look cool relaxed, do not give a s--t kind of attitude!
Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:48 PM
"a prison term would bring an end to his career as a singer." - quick, get my tiny violin.
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