Rapper tweets spoof pic but says he was offended by offer
Dizzee Rascal has revealed that he was asked to be the voice of the Coco Pops monkey.
The rapper used his Twitter account to post a mocked-up picture of him striking the same pose as the breakfast cereal mascot, Coco, but insisted that he had always had his sights set on being the Milky Bar Kid instead – and also ended his post by using the hash tag – ‘#Thisracismiskillingmeinside”.
REAL TALK! I’ve just been asked to do the voice over for the coco pops monkey! I always wanted to be the Milky Bar Kid… Oh well!
In July of this year, Prime Minister David Cameron claimed that the Queen was a big fan of Dizzee Rascal after the rapper appeared alongside the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Paul McCartney, Frank Turner and Two Door Cinema Club’s Alex Trimble at Danny Boyle’s four-hour Olympic Opening Ceremony extravaganza.
Dizzee Rascal’s last album, 2009’s ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’, became the best-selling of his career. He is currently working on a follow-up due for release later this year. The album, currently untitled, will feature collaborations with Calvin Harris and Erick Morillo.
The hip-hop star claimed in June that the new LP would be full of “big pop tunes”, but later insisted that he had still loved making albums rather than chart-topping singles because the LP format allowed him to use “obscene” curse words.