Professor Green: I'll punch challengers in the face

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 March 2012
Professor Green

Professor Green

Professor Green claims he would punch someone if the face if they challenged him to a rap battle

Professor Green would punch anyone who challenged him to a rap battle "in the face."

The 'Read All About It' hitmaker started his career as a freestyle battle rapper, but hasn't practiced the discipline for a long time, and doesn't like being asked to do it.

Asked if someone could challenge him to a rap contest, he replied: "Not unless they wanted a punch in the face.

"If they asked politely I'd politely tell them to f**k off. Every time I do a radio or TV interview, they're like, 'You used to freestyle - so go on then.' I'm not a monkey with a box full of 50 pence pieces.

"If you saw [racing driver] Nigel Mansell you wouldn't say, 'give us a quick lap'. It's a bit of a wind up."

The rapper - real name Stephen Manderson - also said he doesn't like it when people don't; refer to him by his full name.

He added to Q magazine: "It's kind of weird to be called Professor Green. I always introduce myself as Stephen.

"I hate being called Steve as much as I hate cheese, and I can't stand the sight of cheese."

Professor Green

London hip-popper on tour after the release of latest single 'Are You Getting Enough?'.

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