Dappy insists he is a very different person out of the spotlight
The N-Dubz star - whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos - regards his public persona as a "shield" but claims his home life with girlfriend Kaye Vassell and their sons Gino, three, and 14-month-old Milo, is much more ordinary.
He said: "When I come into the house, I try to wind down and become Costas from Greece. I`ll make some Greek food and be calm.
"This whole Dappy thing has been a shield that I can`t get out of. But I feel confident in myself and really believe I can be an icon.
"I am a proper human being. I ain`t no chav. I want to be like Ozzy Osbourne with hit after hit to make our country proud."
The `Rockstar` singer - who admits he leaked a naked photograph of himself to get publicity - also blasted Katie Price, who is also known as Jordan, for "letting down" women with her behaviour.
He told Now magazine: "[Am I like Katie Price and Jordan?] Yeah, sort of but I don`t rate her as a person. I`ve got my morals.
"The way she hunts down a new man every 20 seconds doesn`t represent females in this country in the most appropriate way.
"I don`t think Jordan deserves to have a house and nice things because of the way she acts in life. She lets down all women. You don`t do that."