Scottish reggae singer FINLEY QUAYE has been charged with spitting at and hitting a woman in Edinburgh last year.
The “racially aggravated attack” involved the 38-year-old singer who has been charged with striking Jobely Flores in Leith Walk in October.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged he repeatedly spat on her face and hit her on the head, according to the BBC.
QUAYE was not in court to hear his solicitor Cameron Tait enter the "not guilty" plea.
The singer hit the mainstream after winning a MOBO for “best reggae act” in 1997 and also won a Brit Award for "Best Male Solo Artist" the following year.
A preliminary hearing is set for July and the trial will go ahead on 24 August.
FINLEY QUAYE is set to perform at the Bristol VegFest alongside TALISMAN, NEVILLE STAPLE and JOHNNY CLARKE.