Controversial lead singer Dappy from successful Camden hip hop band of three N-Dubz appears to have a bee in his ‘chullos’ following rumours that the band had been unceremoniously dropped by their U.S. record label earlier this week.
Costadinos Constostavlos, 24, better known to his army of fans as Dappy made it his personal buisness to put the record straight by claiming that the only reason that N-Dubz was dropped by Def Jam was because the talented trio refused to be manipulated into becoming a pop act.
The Stateside record deal started to go seriously pear-shaped for N-Dubz not long after L.A. Reid left the company to join Simon Cowell on the judging panel of the all new U.S. X Factor show.
Losing the support of L.A. Reid left Dappy to defend the integrity of his band and far more importantly, N-Dubz’ true musical roots.
This clearly left little room for compromise and inevitably lead to many heated disagreements following plans Def Jam had in mind to revamp and change the image of the rappers in order for them to stand a chance of hitting it big-time in the U.S. charts:
“They might say they’ve dropped us but we were never going to co-operate with them when they decided to change what we are.
“If we had co-operated we would still be signed.
“But I stuck my finger up at them when they wanted us to make another Being N-Dubz TV show.
“Tulisa thought we should do it because we could make some money out of it, but I said no.
“They should have stuck with the band they came to see at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
“For them to say they dropped us makes me angry because we just didn’t want ot change who we are or what we do.
“We’re not just a silly bunch of pop tarts”, rapped out Dappy