Dizzee Rascal: The credit crunch rapper – Daily Gossip

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Today’s top gossip:

Dizzee Rascal says that despite being one of the biggest pop stars in the UK right now, he’s still drives a Mini – because he refuses to pay high car insurance. The rapper, whose single ‘Bonkers’ is on its way to becoming one of the biggest-selling tracks of the year, says he’s still wary of the credit crunch.

“I drive a mini right now,” he admitted, adding “It just don’t make no sense to throw that kind of money away on insurance” (The Sun).

From the papers:

Michael Jackson is rumoured to be making an appearance on ‘The X Factor’ this Christmas (Daily Star).

Estelle says she was at the same LA mall where rapper Dolla was shot and killed shortly before the incident took place (The Sun).

Daniel Merriweather says pal and collaborator Mark Ronson is “trying to edge his way into my band” (Daily Star).

Nicky Wire has called Franz Ferdinand the worst band in Britain. The Horrors are his current favourites (Taz).

Kasabian‘s Tom Meighan has revealed that former Leicester City manager Martin O’Neill is a fan of the band. “He rang us to wish us the best for the year,” Leicester City fanatic Meighan said. “He’s an amazing character” (The Sun).

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