Dappy: I give police false name
Published 16/06/2010 | 10:00
Dappy from N-Dubz has revealed he still gives a false name to police whenever he is stopped.
The gaffe-prone rapper admitted he lies about his identity - despite becoming a well-known figure after notching up hits such as Number 1.
In a Channel 4 documentary, Being N-Dubz, to be screened on Monday, he also boasts about how he used to dodge train fares.
The fly-on-the-wall show sees the three-piece band - Dappy Contostavlos, his cousin Tulisa and best friend Richard "Fazer" Rawson - being followed around their old stomping ground in north London.
At one stage a police car speeds past during filming, prompting Dappy to say: "Look at the feds - they used to be a big problem to us back in the day. These lot used to chase us anywhere we used to go. They still stop and search us, but you know what - do your job."
As Fazer sings "false name and address", Dappy continues: "Up to this day, we still give the wrong name and address."
Later in the programme the rap star claims that for the first time he is using an Oyster card, used to pay for travel in London.
He tells the cameras: "For the first time, we're actually gonna pay and do this properly, I got an Oyster card - legit."
The rapper adds: "The amount of times I used to be on these trains, these stops, dry mouth, no money in my pockets, one penny sweet left. Now look, I got an Oyster. I'm legit."