Dizzee Rascal sees value of one of his firms slump by £600,000

Dizzee Rascal sees value of one of his firms slump by £600,000… after being convicted of assaulting ex fiancée

  • The rapper’s company, Backlash Entertainments Limited, claimed up to £100,000 in furlough payments over 10 months last year 
  • Records show the company received between £1 and £10,000 under the furlough scheme each month from December 2020 to September last year 
  • The most recent accounts for the company show its value plummeted from £683,639 in 2019 to £59,069 in 2020
  • The musician, whose real name is Dylan Mills, is facing a possible six-month jail sentence for assaulting his former fiancée Cassandra Jones 

Rapper Dizzee Rascal saw the value of one of his firms slump by more than £600,000 and used the furlough scheme to pay staff, it can be revealed.

The musician, 37, whose real name is Dylan Mills, is facing a possible six-month jail sentence for assaulting his former fiancee who is also the mother of his two children over a row about child contact and finances.

He is also facing a possible police investigation after a photographer was allegedly assaulted outside his court case.

Business: Rapper Dizzee Rascal saw the value of one of his firms slump by more than £600,000 and used the furlough scheme to pay staff, it can be revealed

The rapper’s company, Backlash Entertainments Limited, claimed up to £100,000 in furlough payments over 10 months last year during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Records published by the Government show the company received between £1 and £10,000 under the furlough scheme each month from December 2020 to September last year, when the scheme ended.

Backlash Entertainments Limited, which is run by Dizzee Rascal and business partner Nicholas Detnon, had just one employee in 2020, the accounts said.

The most recent accounts for the company show its value plummeted from £683,639 in 2019 to £59,069 in 2020.

Company: The rapper’s company, Backlash Entertainments Limited, claimed up to £100,000 in furlough payments over 10 months last year during the coronavirus pandemic

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Dizzee Rascal for comment.  

Dizzee is said to be a millionaire after a string of rap and grime hits including Bonkers and Dance Wiv Me.

But finding Dizzee guilty of assaulting Cassandra Jones, his fiancee and mother of his children, district judge Polly Gledhill said: ‘I am satisfied so that I am sure that on 8 June, Mr Mills, on returning home with the child late, lost his temper in an argument over child contact and finances.’

Dirty Stank Recordings run by Dizzee saw its value rise by £40,000 to £132,000 in 2020, and Maths and English Limited went up in value by almost £30,000 to £450,928.

It means that in total reserves in the three companies – including Backlash Entertainments – are around £642,700 compared to £1.2 million in the previous year.

Ex: Dizzee is facing a possible six-month jail sentence for assaulting his former fiancee Cassandra Jones who is also the mother of his two children over a row about child contact and finances

Dizzee smashed a photographer’s camera, after being found guilty of assaulting Cassandra Jones, whom he split from in February 2021.

The grime artist had denied pressing his forehead against Jones’s forehead and pushing her to the ground during a ‘chaotic’ row at a residential property in Streatham, south London, on 8 June last year.

But Judge Gledhill found Mills had been ‘abusive and aggressive’ and ‘assaulted her [Jones] as outlined by the crown’.

Dizzee released his debut album, Boy In Da Corner, in 2003. His seventh studio album E3 AF, which refers to his east London postcode and African heritage, is due out on October 30.

He was made an MBE for services to music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2020, and performed at festivals in August including Live At Lydiard in Swindon and Boardmasters in Cornwall.

Dizzee will be sentenced at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on April 8.

Finances: The most recent accounts for the company show its value plummeted from £683,639 in 2019 to £59,069 in 2020

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