SYDNEY- BRITISH rapper Lady Sovereign was fined US$400 (S$567) in an Australian court on Saturday after pleading guilty to spitting in a nightclub bouncer's face.
The 23-year-old, whose real name is Louise Harman, had only been in the country seven hours when she got into a fight in the bathroom of a Brisbane city nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning, the AAP newswire said.
Harman was 'hysterical' as she was turfed from The Beat club by bouncers and 'emotions got away on her", police told Brisbane Magistrates Court.
Magistrate Brendan Butler said spitting had 'serious health implications' and fined her US$400, US$200 of which he directed she pay to the bouncer as compensation. He did not record a conviction.
Harman is in Australia for the Parklife music festival and she was to take the stage on Saturday afternoon.