The wife of murdered teacher Philip Lawrence has criticised Dappy's track 'Tarzan 2', the video of which includes a plea to free the man who killed her husband.
Leo Chindarmo murdered teacher Philip Lawrence in 1995 in cold blood, as Lawrence attempted to protect a 13-year-old pupil from attack by Chindarmo and a gang. Chindarmo was jailed for 14 years for the killing, only to committed again after his release for mugging a stranger. In Dappy's 'Tarzan 2' video, released this week, the video shows a message reading 'Free Leo Chindarmo' after a statement declares all opinions in the video are Dappy's.
Now, Philip Lawrence's widow has spoke of her outrage at Dappy's support for her husband's murderer.
“I haven’t heard the song yet," Mrs Lawrence told a Welsh newspaper, "But I don’t think it is right someone should be making money from using his name in a song.”
Dappy previously apologised for the track, claiming he understood what it was like to lose a loved one and claimed he was unaware of Chindarmo's murder conviction.
"Just wanted to say I honestly wasn’t aware he did that, I knew his brother from when I was young," said Dappy in a statement. "In no way did I intend to cause any upset and certainly didn’t know about his past. My heart goes out to Mr Lawrence’s family and I know the pain of losing a loved one, sincerely Daps."