Dizzee Rascal once threw money over a naked midget in a strip club.

The 'Bonkers' hitmaker took last year off and relocated to Miami to enjoy and celebrate his success - which included scoring five UK number one singles in a row - by having some mindless fun.

He told The Guardian newspaper: ''I'm not going to lie, it can be fun throwing money over a naked midget in one of the most famous gangster strip clubs In America.

''But after a while, throwing money around is not sensible, even if the midget is willing.''

The rapper - who says he was also ''f***ing a lot, obviously'' during his extended vacation - made the decision to move to the US because it offered him anonymity, whereas in Britain he was getting perplexed by the level of fame he has achieved.

He added: ''It got to the point where I'm walking down the street and I don't know why people are staring at me. Is it because they know me, or because they know who I am, or is it because they think I'm a ****?

''It's confusing. Because then to walk around thinking everyone does know you, that's another thing. It's another piece of s**t. I don't know man, it's just f***ed.''

Dizzee now splits his time between the US and Kent in Southern England, and will release his fifth album later this year.