Horse to win Outstanding Contribution award?
Tamsyn Wilce
10:46 1st December 2013

Thousands of people have signed a petition to award the horse that kicked Dappy in the face earlier this week to be awarded the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at next year's BRIT Awards.

N-Dubz rapper, Dappy was recently hospitalised after falling off his horse on his country home grounds, with the horse giving him a boot in the face. 

Since the incident a petition (found here) has been set up in order for the horse to win the infamous award at the next BRIT Awards. 

The petition so far has received over 2,000 signatures, but needs over 990,000 in order to gain approval. 


  • Dappy was today (17 January 2013) found guilty of assault and affray. The rapper was charged with assaulting David Jenkins by beating - which involved spitting at him - and one charge of affray. Several of Jenkins' teeth were broken in the fight.

  • Dappy's entire music video for his song 'Tarzan 2' was a shambles. The video originally had a dedication to 'Free Leo Chindamo', who was jailed for 14 years for the murder of headmaster Philip Lawrence. The song also included the lyrics "I heard Simon Cowell thinks I'm a little w**ker/ And I'm getting on his t*ts like cancer," and "Alexandra pull your socks up/ Where your hits at, you ain't no winner/ I feel bad because your voice is amazing/ But your career's getting raped by a mason." Classy.

  • In 2011, Dappy was accused of child abuse after he said, "If my son is rude or says a swear word, then I put black pepper in his mouth - on the tip of his tongue - and slap his wrist."

  • Also in 2011, Dappy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Kaye Vassell, the mother of his two children. He was later released without charge.

  • In April 2010, Dappy was caught on CCTV taking Mephedrone, known as "meow meow", after which he said "I'll never do such things again." A day later, he was kicked out of Alton Towers theme park hotel after allegedly smoking cannabis in his hotel room.

  • N-Dubz were involved in an anti-bullying campaign when they went on Radio 1, and a woman texted in complaining that Dappy was "vile" and "a little boy with a silly hat." Dappy stole her number and proceeded to send her a barrage of abusive texts insisting that she apologise - including one saying, "your gonna die," and "u dum f****** ***head." N-Dubz were dropped from the anti-bullying campaign and Dappy never apologised to her.

  • Dappy and bandmate Fazer had to be escorted from a plane after it touched down, as they were acting 'disorderly'. A source said: "They were swearing at kids on the plane, being foul and threatening passengers. Cabin crew called ahead to the police, who were waiting when the plane landed. They were taken away by armed officers." The band later apologised for their 'high spirits'.

  • In 2009, Dappy was accused of making death threats with a gun and was arrested and bailed. He denied the allegations, but police still raided his home in Camden.

  • On a TV documentary, he admitted that he rarely pays for trains and tube service, and gives a fake name and address to the police. During Being N-Dubz, he said, "For the first time we're actually gonna pay and do this properly. 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."

  • Finally, in December 2008, Dappy apparently spit in a girl's face on a night out - and pleaded guilty to two charges of assault at Chelmsford Magistrates Court, Essex. For each count he received four weeks' imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, to run concurrently and 100 hours community service. He was also ordered to pay £50 compensation to the girl and her friend and £300 costs.

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