British hip hop DJ Charlie Sloth has told how he was left with a restaurant bill of more than £200,000 – after ‘showing off’ at one of Dubai’s most exclusive nightspots.
The former BBC 1Xtra star said he blew a fortune by qua-ffing 53-bottles of cha-mpagne, a bottle of v*dka, two bottles of tequ!la, and a bottle of co*nac as well as tucking into expensive Japanese food.
Today he uploaded a photo onto his Instagram page showing his receipt from The Penthouse at Dubai’s Five Palm Jumeirah hotel, which came to an eye-watering 1,014, 973 Dirham or £208,453.53.
He wrote: ‘When flexing and showing off goes wrong… 1 MILLION AED at fivepalmjumeirah at thepenthousedubai do you do credit?’ Sloth is currently in Dubai hosting a residency at The Penthouse every Saturday.
Management at the rooftop b-ar replied and said: ‘Sorry Charlie. You know we don’t give credit we’ve been through this… please can you come to our head office as the CEO needs to speak to you urgently about your outstanding bill.#ThatsAlotOfDishesToWash” Sloth treated himself and seven friends to m!so black c-od, wa-gyu tac-os, assorted sushi, and rock shr!mp popcorn washed down with Ace of Spades Rose Cha-mpagne, Don Julio 1942 tequ!la, a £3,000 bottle of Belv-edere v*dka, and a £6000 bottle of Remy Louis VIII c*gnac.
The London-born DJ is hosting a brunch and after-party at The Penthouse, located on the 16th floor of the celebrity hotspot Palm Jumeirah hotel, every Saturday between 1 pm and 4 pm. Fans took to Twitter to joke about the sky-high restaurant bill. One tweeted: ‘After seeing Charlie Sloth blow £200k in Dubai I think I’m just gonna settle for a cheeky away game to Newcastle or something.
Maybe a lil’ Butlins if I’m feeling cheeky’.Another said: ‘He is living his best life – £200,000 in one night.’In October 2018, Sloth left his BBC 1Xtra show with immediate eff-ect after he gate-cr-ashed the stage when Edith Bowman be-at him at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards. Following his explosive outbu-rst, the presenter left his weekday slot weeks earlier than his pre-planned leaving date on November 8.
Bowman scooped the envy-inducing prize in the best music specialist category at the ARIAs, which Charlie had also been in the running for.Fuming, Charlie sto-rmed the stage, ye-lling: ‘Edith Bowman, f**k your life… I just wanna say BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Saturday night rap show. F**k your life. God bless.’The DJ later conf!ded in his 288,000 Twitter followers that he was no longer going to be doing the 10 remaining shows he had scheduled with Radio 1.
It was announced earlier that month that The Rap Show host would be leaving the station in November after nearly 10 years on Radio 1 and 1Xtra.He wrote: ‘I’ve decided not do the remaining 10 shows on the BBC that I initially agreed. I love you all. Thank you.’Radio 1 also confirmed Charlie’s work had been terminated with a tweet.The official Radio 1 Press Office wrote on Twitter: ‘We have agreed with Charlie Sloth that he will not be presenting any further editions of The 8th and The Rap Show for Radio 1 and 1Xtra. New presenters will be announced for both shows in coming weeks.’ Sloth later joined Apple Music – bringing across with him his famous ‘F!re in the Booth’ series in which artists deliver a series of ‘freestyle’ raps and covers.Alongside running his Rap Show, Sloth also curates playlists for Apple Music.In August 2020 it was announced that Sloth had signed a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation.