THE highest-charting drill rapper ever is free to play at Glastonbury Festival this weekend after being bailed for knife possession.
Irving Adjei, 24, known as Headie One, was charged with possession of a lock knife and obstructing police after a car he was travelling in was stopped and searched in Tottenham, North London, on Tuesday.
It’s alleged the rapper ran away in the middle of being searched and cops saw him throw a lock knife to the ground.
Appearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today he entered a not guilty plea to the bladed article offence.
He had been held in custody since his arrest.
Prosecutor Tom Gill said: “The defendant is a well known rapper and has various musical appointments over the coming months.”
The north London rapper is best known for his track ’18HUNNA’ which peaked at number six in the UK single’s chart – the highest a British drill artist has ever reached.
The name Headie One originated from a childhood nickname given to him because his head resembled a 50p coin.
Adjei, who was brought up on the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, chose to have his case dealt with in the Crown Court.
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District Judge Bob Booker granted the musician conditional bail on the premise Adjei provides a list of his upcoming musical commitments to police and he stays out of Haringey and Enfield.
He is due to play the Wow stage at Glastonbury at midnight on Saturday.
He is then set to play at Wireless Festival, in Finsbury Park, on Friday July 5.