British rapper Dizzee Rascal is desperate to land tickets for the London Olympics this summer (12) because a childhood pal is set to compete in the Games.
The Bonkers star grew up in the British capital with sprinter Rikki Fifton, who hopes to represent Team Great Britain against Jamaican hero Usain Bolt.
Dizzee, real name Dylan Kwabena Mills, is hoping to score front-row seats to see his friend race.
He tells The Sun, "I'm dying to watch Rikki in the Olympics. He's a sprinter who grew up near me and is in contention to qualify for the Games.
"I've watched him grow up and he was the fastest dude in the area. To see him in the team against Usain Bolt and (American runner) Tyson Gay will be something special."