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Professor Green has revealed he lost £600,000 in endorsements when he was attacked on the doorstep of his home in 2013.
The rapper, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, was taken into custody after calling the police in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 4 November that year.
Professor Green called the police after a burglar snatched a £40,000 Rolex off his wrist outside the front door of his London home. However, when police arrived they arrested him on suspicion of drink driving.
The rapper opened up about the incident in a new interview with The Telegraph when responding to a question asking at what point in his career he became financially stable.
Professor Green said: “I was about to walk into a really financially comfortable period when my then-wife and I were attacked on our doorstep and I ended up getting arrested.”
He added: “I lost more than £600,000 immediately in endorsements.”
Asked to confirm if he meant the money literally ‘vanished overnight’, the father-of-one continued: “Yes. The money was going to pay for the renovation of my house.
“But I’ve got it now and it’s renovated and it’s gone up a tonne, so I’ve managed to finally get myself into a better financial position.”
The incident took place at around 2.40am on Sunday 3 November when the hit-maker was still married to Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh, with whom he shared his south-east London home.
When police responded to Professor Green’s call, they found that his car had been crashed into a van.
According to MailOnline, the musician said he had crashed his car after trying to find Mackintosh, who had fled after his watch was snatched.
Professor Green was slapped with a 12-month driving ban after admitting to drink-driving.
Elsewhere in his new interview, the star – who shares 13-month-old son Slimane with his partner Karima McAdams – was quick to gush about fatherhood.
“I’ve got a 13-month-old and it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I’m loving it,” he told the paper.
He also revealed that he was once offered an ‘eye-watering’ amount of money to take part in Big Brother, but turned it down, saying: “I value my integrity too much.”
Music aside, these days Professor Green also runs three businesses – including Aguulp, his range of liquid vitamins – and is a passionate mental health advocate, having been a patron of male suicide prevention charity Calm since 2015.
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