A NOTTING Hill Carnival police officer labelled a rapper he was restraining RACIST for telling him not to touch him with his “dirty hands”.
The singer – thought to be chart-topping star NOT3S – filmed the altercation with the cop at the carnival on Monday.
He repeatedly told the Met policeman not to touch him because he had “ dirty hands from the rain.”
But the policeman took offence and called the singer racist for his comments.
The officer was gripping onto NOT3S’ jacket which is how the altercation between the two men began.
The rapper got more irate as the police officer tried to restrain him.
NOT3S shouted back at the officer “What you are doing is racist now man”.
Reassuring his friends and the other officers that he wasn’t going to get angry he repeated: “I’m calm, I’m calm. I just don’t want you to touch me.”
The reason behind the altercation is still unknown.
NOT3S, 20, who is from Hackney, posted the video to his Instagram account with the caption “First time I’ve touched carni. F*** these carnival pigs.”
The post has since been deleted, but not before other people took screenshots of it.
NOT3S – real name Lukman Odunaike – is hugely influential on the rap scene and has had two UK top 20 songs, ‘My Lover’ and ‘Fine Line’, both of which are collaborations with the musician Mabel.
He shot to fame with his breakthrough song Addison Lee which became an instant hit.
The song was such a success that the London taxi firm, from which the song takes its name, invited him to perform at their Christmas party.
He was also recently nominated for the BBC Sound of 2018, which aims to find the most promising new British musical talent.
By late on Monday evening, the police are said to have arrested 373 people over the two-day event.
According to Scotland Yard, one person was injured in a stabbing while 30 police officers were hurt.
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One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries in an incident shortly after 8pm on Monday.
This year surpassed last years event in arrests but was still less than the 454 arrests made in 2016.
Sun Online has contacted the Met Police and NOT3S’ management for comment.
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