Professor Green: I'll punch challengers in the face
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 March 2012
This article is from 2012.
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."