Dizzee Rascal says Pete Doherty has ‘a good heart’

Rapper sticks up for his tourmate

Dizzee Rascal has spoken out in support of BabyshamblesPete Doherty, calling him “a major talent”.

The grime star also said that the singer is progressing with his attempts to quit drugs.

Rascal, currently on tour with Doherty‘s band Babyshambles, told the Daily Star: “Pete has a good heart, I support him all the way. You can see it in his eyes that he’s a good person and I respect the effect his music has had on a generation. Everyone is aware he is a major talent, even a genius.”

Referring to the ex-Libertines singer’s drug problems, Rascal said: “We need to be supportive of Pete and people in his situation. This industry is rife with drugs.”