Streets star MIKE SKINNER has slammed the "feminine" drinking habits of his rapping rivals 50 CENT and SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS.

The FIT BUT YOU KNOW IT chart-topper criticized the "bling bling" lifestyle of American rappers, complaining that they drink "poncey" women's alcohol like Champagne.

Skinner says, "Rappers drink very feminine drinks. Men don't really drink Champagne in England unless they're ponces.

"It would be considered feminine to go into a pub and order a glass of Champagne.

"I love American rap music, but I couldn't get away with trying to be American."

01/06/2004 13:22