British rapper Dappy was kicked offstage at a gig in London on Sunday night (24Mar13) after he overran the venue's curfew.

The former N-Dubz rapper was among those performing at the indigO2 in east London as part of the Musicalize event, which gives unsigned acts a platform to perform among more established stars.

However, Dappy's set was cut short by venue bosses after he failed to adhere to rules governing performance times.

Organisers of the event subsequently took to Twitter.com to explain the problem to fans, writing in a post on the Musicalize page, "Just to set the record straight. It wasn't our decision to cut (Dappy's) set. Blame the venue."

Dappy adds, "Just letting every1 (sic) know, what happened 2night (tonight) had nothing to do with Musicalize Uk! I'll defo (definitely) be working with them again in the future!!!!"