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Idris Elba has spoken of his "frustration" at accusations of plagiarism and discrimination by two former writers on his new play, Tree.
A row broke out on Tuesday after Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley claimed they were shut out and suffered "intimidation and disrespect".
Tree, which premiered at the Manchester International Festival on Thursday, is credited to Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah.
The women say they were "pushed off" after four years and got no credit.
Elba, who does not appear in the play himself, came to the aid of a woman who collapsed as she watched an early showing on Thursday, ahead of its official evening premiere - after which it will head to the Young Vic in London.
A writer who has accused Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah of using her work as their own speaks to the BBC.
The Hollywood actor has teamed up with The Godfather of Grime, Wiley, Stefflon Don and Sean Paul on a new track.
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Boasty, finds the four stars flaunting their wads throughout.
It's a new version of a track cut by Wiley and Toddla T last year.
We can only bring you the above cartoon pic sadly, due to the song containing the language of the (reggae) dancehall.
In 2018, Idris made his move into the music world by launching his own record label and was recently announced to DJ at Coachella Festival in the States.
It's a far cry from his new character; a struggling DJ, in the upcoming Netflix comedy series, Turn Up Charlie.