Dizzee Rascal Arrested In UK

UK rapper Dizzee Rascal

was arrested yesterday (March 2) in East London, after authorities found illegal

weapons and marijuana in a car he was traveling in.

Police stopped Dizzee Rascal

and three other men in the vehicle. A subsequent search turned up pepper spray,

which is deemed an “offensive weapon,” as well as an ASP baton and

the marijuana.

Dizzee Rascal, born Dylan

Mills, was arrested as was the 34-year-old driver of the vehicle.

The other three men in the

car were not charged.

Dizzee Rascal and the unidentified

driver were both released on bail and must return to court April 8, the same

day the rapper is due in the United States for a show in Salt Lake City, Utah

for a performance.

Dizzee Rascal’s

debut album Boy in Da Corner received critical acclaim upon its release.

The album later

snagged UK’s Mercury Music Prize in 2003, making Dizzee Rascal the first

rapper to win the prize.