Debt collectors had been hunting the CBB star – and reportedly wanted to turn up at the studio to claim their dough.
Dappy’s management was forced to pay £6,000 to bailiffs after they threatened to raid the Big Brother house – it has been claimed.
N-Dubz star Dappy, who is on the reality show as he is broke, was being chased by debt collectors – who couldn’t find the star until he turned up on CBB.
The 26-year-old’s panicked representatives coughed up the money Dappy owed before bailiffs drove to the reality show’s set.
A source told The Sun: “His management got an irate call from bailiffs who said they were fed up hunting for him.
“His appearance on CBB had basically been winding up the creditors — so they were planning to go to the house to serve him with court papers.
“His people were worried it would have made him look ridiculous — so paid the bill.”
3am has contacted Dappy’s agent about the unpaid bill.
Earlier this year Dappy ended up in hospital after kicked in the face by a horse.
Rapper Dappy reportedly signed a £100,000 deal to take part in the latest series of the Channel 5 show.
Dappy – real name Costadinos Contostavlos – is the cousin of former X Factor judge Tulisa – who was also in N-Dubz.
In an interview last year, Dappy said of reality TV shows: “No way would I go on one of them, they’re the kiss of death.
“You go on I’m A Celeb or Celebrity Big Brother when your career is fading away.
“It’s a disgrace.”
After the band split, he embarked on a solo career and his debut album Bad Intentions, which featured singles Rockstar and No Regrets, was released in September 2012.
*Article from irishmirror.ie