Professor Green – real name Peter Manderson – has postponed his tour until the end of the year after enduring a “mental” past 18 months.
The British rapper revealed that he was putting off carrying out a series of concerts, due to take place in May, so he could get to know his new music better. The star – who is married to former Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh - aimed to get a fresh LP out late last year and while it didn’t, he is working on getting it released soon.
Professor Green has postponed his tour
“Dear all,” he wrote in a statement on his website. “The last 18 months have been mental, turbulent, up and down, round and round, amazing, horrible, happy, sad, frustrating, testing, trying and stressful.
“I wanted an album out last October but as most of you are aware a lot has happened in my wonderfully colourful day to day life. I got hit by a car, got married and then had my life turned upside down by an entirely unfounded arrest for something which I was subsequently not charged. A waste of time. Silly billy bully boys.”
Professor Green claims that his new tunes are going to just as good as if he didn’t get muddled up in a drink driving drama though. He makes no apologies for his tardiness because fans are in for a treat.
The rapper is married to Made in Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh
“Fear not, I’ve finally finished my album and the work has not suffered for it, if anything the time I’ve had between all the chaos has made for a much better album,” he said.
“I’m not sorry it’s late. No one ever released a great album late – albums are done when they’re done, there is in fact no such thing as a late album – so there.”
Lastly he thanked the people who have been there for him despite making headlines for negative reasons. Then the star joked he would have at least two marriages after his current wife Millie and be in big debt.
Watch Professor Green's announcement below:
“You lot have been there the whole way and I can’t wait to get this album out for you all to hear and to get back on stage without a gammy knee or a looming bail date,” he continued.
“That said I’m not gonna come out and perform the same set I have been since the last album, it wouldn’t be fair to you – at least not until I’m doing a greatest hits tour when I’m on my third marriage, have twelve kids and a huge tax bill.
“I’m touring the new album in November, which will give you a fair few months to live with the album and know it inside out.”