Dizzee Rascal Turned Away From Top Hotel

British rapper DIZZEE RASCAL is so short of cash, he had to spend the night in a student flat after a recent gig.

The MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE winner, 20, was refused a room at the RANDOLPH HOTEL in Oxford, England after performing at a university ball in the city.

A source says, "Dizzee was told he couldn't stay at the hotel and would have to look elsewhere.

"He was given a cheque in advance to play at the ball - but he was still broke.

"He might be one of the most critically acclaimed British artists this decade but he certainly isn't leading the life of a star. He's living with his mum on a council estate in London and has none of the trappings people expect."

30/06/2004 14:04

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