Former N-Dubz star Dappy has responded to footage appearing to show him lashing out at an audience-member with his microphone by claiming he was responding to an attack with a plastic glass which “could have been fatal”.
The performer, real name of Costadinos Contostavlos, said that before the incident at Play, a Hereford nightclub, on Friday night, the man in the crowd had attempted to throw a glass at him.
Dappy told Contact Music: "I swung to disarm the glass from his hand. If that glass had hit me it could have been fatal."
Club manager Dan Guerche said: "A customer lunged through security towards Dappy with a plastic glass in his hand. Dappy, fearing for his safety, pushed the male away to remove the glass from his hand and caught the male on the head."
Earlier this year Dappy was given a six month suspended sentence for his role in a brawl at a Guildford petrol station in February 2012.