Dappy's 'mistake' with mephedrone
Published 28/04/2010 | 11:02
N-Dubz rapper Dappy has spoken of his regret after he was caught taking the drug mephedrone.
The 22-year-old chart star said he had "learned his mistake" after The Sun obtained film of him snorting lines of the former "legal high" following a gig.
The newspaper reported that the footage was shot last month in the back office of a nightclub, three weeks before ministers banned the substance.
The rapper, appearing on GMTV along with bandmates Tulisa and Fazer, said he had felt "unwell" after taking the drug and he would "never do such things again".
"I just want to say that I am more than glad, genuinely, that they have banned this thing because I have seen how many people are dying of it and what not and it is just not a thing to be doing," he said.
"I have learned my mistake and I will never do such things again."
The star, whose real name is Costas Dinos Contostavlos, said: "It was a night out, I was just a bit tipsy and ... just fell into the wrong place at the wrong time.
"I don't think I will ever touch any silly stuff again."
Bandmate and cousin Tulisa said: "I don't condone drugs. I have never touched them and never will."