Plan B has defended his gritty directorial debut Ill Manors, insisting he is "not trying to glorify" gang violence and only wants to show "the reality" of London life.
The star wrote the hip-hop musical himself and set the story in a deprived area of the U.K. capital, where he grew up.
A trailer for the movie was released last week (ends06May12), and the clip shows drug use, fighting and underage drinking - but Plan B is adamant his film is a realistic take on life in Britain.
He tells Britain's Evening Standard, "I guess I've got everyone's attention now. It's got under people's skins and got people discussing an issue I felt was swept under the carpet. "I'm not trying to glorify them (the characters).
This film says, 'This is the reality of it.' It's not a fairytale, you're not going to go on some f**ked-up adventure and come out the other end.
"It's not glamorous, it's not romantic, it's f**king dark and disgusting.
"People hopefully will get some understanding by watching it and see that there is a reason behind every despicable crime that happens.
"It's not just some mindless thug taking their anger out on someone. It usually stems from some really deep-seated, f**ked-up places".