added: 7 Jul 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
A controversial video calling for the release of a convicted killer sent Dappy's digital fans into overdrive.
The N-Dubz rapper saw eight times as many digital fans add him across social networks on Tuesday, according to global analysts Musicmetric, who monitor the digital space for record labels around the world.
A whopping 3,822 new fans followed or liked Dappy on Tuesday compared to his daily average 440 for the previous month. By Wednesday it had reduced to 2,516, giving him a total of 586,000 online fans.
The rapper called for jailed killer Learco Chindamo to be freed in the opening credits of his new video Tarzan 2.
A disclaimer at the start reads 'the views & opinions expressed in this video are those of the artist only' - with a message saying 'Free Leo Chindamo'.
Chindamo knifed to death Philip Lawrence, 48, outside St George's RC School in west London aged just 15, after the head intervened in a fight by the gates in 1995. Dappy, 25, went to the same school.