British-Ghanaian Grime star Solo 45 has been found guilty of raping 4 women at least 21 times collectively.
Solo 45, real name Andy Anokye, was convicted of 21 rapes, five counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by penetration and two of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
His offences were believed to have occurred between February 2015 and March 2017.
According to the prosecution, Anokye would meet women at his shows, strike friendships with them and then when they got together to have s*x, he would become violent with them.
Jill MacNamara, of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) revealed: “We were able to prove that Anokye was a violent, controlling narcissist and bully who took pleasure in inflicting pain and suffering upon his victims.
“He filmed many of his attacks on his mobile phone, and this footage, along with the brave testimony of his victims, created a compelling case against him.
“He claimed s*xual activity with these women was consensual role-play and pointed to the fact that some of the women stayed in a relationship with him after the assaults.
“However, the CPS was able to prove none of these women had consented to the s*xual activity or the violence and threats made against them.”
The investigation started after one of the victims told the police what happened.
They seized his phone and laptop which enabled them to find other victims and strengthen the case against him.
Solo 45 is best known for being a part of the Grime collective Boys Better Know.
He appeared as part of that collective on the main stage at the 2016 edition of the Reading and Leeds Festival.