Dappy tells court he 'wasn't picking up girls'

Dappy arrives at Guildford Crown Court to give evidence

N-Dubz rapper Dappy, 25, says he had no plans to bring girls back to his recording studio after a night out last year.

He is accused of assault and affray over a fight at a petrol garage in Surrey (28 February), which he denies.

Three men were left with facial injuries.

Kieran Vassell, 25, from Hammersmith in west London, and 32-year-old Kalonji Stewart, 32, from Harborne in Birmingham, each deny affray.

Giving evidence at Guildford Crown Court, Dappy was asked by prosecutor Brian Stork if he was trying to pick up girls to carry on with their party.

"I can't tell two girls to come in when the mother of my two kids is in there, that's literally impossible," he replied.

He denied flirting with the women, saying he was simply promoting his record.

"I was trying to let the girls know that my single was coming out, if you go to a concert, the majority are girls in the front row, they are the screamers and the ones that buy records."

Dappy, real name, Costadinos Contostavlos, denies spitting at the girls when they turned him down.

He also denies spitting at and swinging a punch at a man who stepped in to intervene by putting him in a headlock.

"How am I going to get anywhere by spitting at girls?," he told the court. "I have been broke for 18 years of my life, I am financially stable, I am grateful for it, I have done nothing to those girls."

The trial continues.