British pop star Ms. Dynamite pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting a police officer after being taken into custody for causing a disturbance outside a nightclub.
The singer, whose real name is Niomi McLean-Daley, also pleaded guilty to a public order offense for using threatening, abusive or insulting words outside the Paragon Lounge on Jan. 6.
Defense lawyer Anthony Burton said the assault took place after Ms. Dynamite, 24, and her 18-year-old sister were subjected to racial remarks inside the club.
Police tried to calm the singer down but she refused, and later slapped a female police officer, prosecutor Audrey Hawkes said.
Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 19.
The star’s 2002 debut album, “A Little Deeper,” won Britain’s Mercury