Former N-Dubz star Dappy: I went off the rails when I started making money

Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has admitted he went off the rails when he first started making money.

The star, who avoided jail last year after he carried out a nightclub attack while serving a suspended sentence for a petrol station brawl, admitted that having disposable income went to his head.

He told ITV’s This Morning: “Me acting the way I wanted to act when I was at number one or had consecutive number ones, sometimes I would go a bit off the rails. When you’ve got that money on the table and you can buy what you want.”

Last year he settled a dispute with the taxman when HM Revenue & Customs withdrew a bankruptcy petition against him, saying a tax debt of around £140,000 had been paid.

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, found fame in the group with his cousin Tulisa Contostavlos and Fazer, aka Richard Rawson, which they started as children.

They split in 2011 but Dappy hinted a reunion is on the cards when he told the show: “There are many great things coming in the pipeline, I’m not going to say exactly what.”

More in this Section

Sir Rod Stewart sets new chart record with number one albumSir Rod Stewart sets new chart record with number one album

Kim Kardashian West reveals sweet family Christmas cardKim Kardashian West reveals sweet family Christmas card

Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli split after 22 years of marriageColin Firth and Livia Giuggioli split after 22 years of marriage

Caroline Flack charged with assault following private domestic incidentCaroline Flack charged with assault following private domestic incident


Lifestyle

Jazz in Europe these days exists in a highly networked environment of cultural and political bodies, festivals, promoters, musicians and educators.Jazz Connective Festival: Intriguing, exciting and uncompromising

It will be bittersweet for Stormzy that his second album arrives the day the British Labour party was confirmed as suffering a historic general election trouncing.Album review: Stormzy remains a work in progress

Unique drawings by Quentin Blake, one of Britain’s best-loved illustrators, are available at a Christie’s online auction which runs until December 17.Your chance to buy drawings by Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake

Ciara McDonnell talks to four high-profile people about their festive traditions and favourite tracksHere's what has these famous faces rockin’ around the Christmas tree

More From The Irish Examiner